Robert Jamieson Rattray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/287
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 18.12.1915
  • Burial Country: Egypt
  • Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: A.69.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 15.11.1894
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Prospect Tce, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary M. Rattray, 2 Prospect Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    Charles M. Rattray

  • Siblings:

    James Milne Rattray

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Jamieson Rattray

Robert was the brother of Cpl James Milne Ramsay 345264, of the 14th Battalion, Black Watch who was killed in action 06.11.1917.

Robert like his brother was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and both brothers are remembered on the schools war memorial.

Robert Jamison Rattray   CZ/287   Drake Bn   R.N.D.

RATTRAY—At Alexandria 15th General Hospital, on 18th inst., from enteric fever, Robert Jamison, Drake Battalion, Naval Brigade, youngest son of the late Charles Rattray and Mrs Rattray, 2 Prospect Terrace, Broughty Ferry.

Dundee Courier 23rd December 1915

The death is announced from enteric fever of Seaman Robert Jamison Rattray, of the Naval Brigade.  Seaman Jamison, attached to the Drake Batt., at Gallipoli, was the youngest son of the late Charles Rattray and Mrs Rattray, 2 Prospect Terrace, Broughty Ferry.  He died in hospital at Alexandria.

Broughty Ferry Guide 24th December 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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