Robert Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 18269
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 18.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.H.7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Christina Smith, 79 Blackscroft, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Mrs Brady, 79 Blackscroft, Dundee & 2 brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Smith

Robert Smith   18269   Highland Light Infantry


Mrs Brady, who resides at 79 Blackscroft, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death from wounds received in action of her brother, Private Robert Smith, of the Highland Light Infantry.

Private Smith was one of three brothers who enlisted a short time after war broke out.  Though only 19 years of age he had been at the front for two years, and came out of the battle of Loos unscathed.  He was previously employed as a millworker.  Mrs Brady’s husband is also serving with the colours, and is at present on active service.

Dundee Courier 16th November 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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