Robert Ney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8903
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 to 40

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 150 Overgate, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Ney, 150 Overgate, Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Ney, 150 Overgate, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
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More about Robert Ney

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He was the brother of Pte John Ney 13009, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, who died of wounds 11.05.1915.


A fine tribute is paid by a comrade-in-arms to Lance-Corporal Robert Ney, a Dundee member of the Cameron Highlanders, who has been killed in action.

Lance-Corporal Ney’s parents, who reside at 150 Overgate, were notified of their son’s death by his chum, Private J. Stewart, also a Dundee man, who writes as follows :– “I am Bob’s chum, and I am very sorry to tell you he has been killed.  We were getting a fire ready in the trenches to make some tea in the afternoon.  When I turned from the fire I saw him lying, so I knew he had been hit.  He died like a hero at his post.”

Lance-Corporal Ney was 23 years of age.  He was attached to the 2d Battalion Cameron Highlanders, and was killed on 23d April.  His period of service with the Cameron’s extended to six years, three of which were spent in India.  A younger brother, John, is at the front with the 1st Battalion of the same regiment.

Dundee Courier 13th May 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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