William Robb

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2692
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Lyons Close, Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer, Anchor Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    M. Robb, 1 Park Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    2 Children

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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