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  cap badgeGunner Robert Muir

Royal Field Artillery "A" Battery 50th (Howitzer) Brigade
Service No: 104390

Robert Muir grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Isabella Jane (Jeannie) Muir of 16 Carridale St, Blairhill, Coatbridge. Robert's older brother Lance Corporal Findlay Muir of the 13th Battalion Royal Scots was accidentally killed in France on the 22/10/1915. Robert enlisted soon after. Another brother was serving in the Navy. From the 1901 Census - Address - 12 George St, Coatbridge - John Muir aged 34, Jane Muir aged 32, Findlay Muir aged 6, Robert Muir aged 4, John Muir aged 2, Alexander Muir aged 3 months, boarders George Muir aged 22, James Muir aged 21. Robert's Pension was not issued. See Pension Records (lists only Robert's brother Findlay received a Pension).

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 16 Carridale St, Blairhill, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 15/11/1917 near the Belgian coast


Glasgow 1915


Shop Worker with Mr Cooper, Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge


21 / DOB - 25/10/1896

Buried / Remembered

Adinkerke Military Cemetery (E. 14), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Adinkerke Military Cemetery contains 168 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and 55 from the Second World War. There are also 142 Czech and German war graves.

Additional Information

The 50th (Howitzer) Brigade were part of the 9th (Scottish) Division and arrived in France in May 1915. Robert arrived in France on the 06/12/1915. From the 25th October the Division moved to the Belgian coast. See Directory for Robert's older brother Findlay's page. Robert is also remembered on the Coatbridge High School Roll of Honour and at the Family Plot in New Monkland Cemetery (see photos) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Robert's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2 (see clipping 2 for letter sent to Robert's parents from his Captain), Adinkerke Military Cemetery, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Robert's Pension Records x 4 and the Royal Field Artillery Cap Badge.

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