This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2692
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 38
- Date of Death: 06.03.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.7.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 1 Park Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer, Anchor Works, Dundee
Mrs Robb, 11 Old John St, Dundee
Margaret Robb, 1 Park Lane, Dundee
2 Children (names unknown)
More about William Robb
William Robb 3/2692 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Information has been received of the death in action on 6th inst. of Pte. Wm Robb. A Dundee member of the 1st Black Watch
Before the outbreak of war Private Robb was a labourer in Anchor Works, and resided at 3 Lyon’s Close, Hawkhill.
Private Robb was 38 years of age. He was a reservist, having served eight years in India, and also in the South African campaign.
A pathetic circumstance is that his young child predeceased him by only a fortnight, and another has been born since he went to the front.
Dundee Courier 22nd March 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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