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  cap badgePrivate Robert McFarlane

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 17963

Robert  McFarlane grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Catherine McDonald McFarlane of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Brother of Mrs Ellen Plunkett of 160 Garngadhill, Townhead, Glasgow. Robert's brother Private Bernard McFarlane of the 2nd Battalion Cameronians Died of Wounds on the 16/03/1915. From the 1891 Census - Address - 69 Bank St, Coatbridge - James McFarlane aged 38, Catherine McFarlane aged 38, James McFarlane aged 19, Catherine McFarlane aged 15, Elizabeth McFarlane aged 13, Bernard McFarlane aged 9, Edward McFarlane aged 5, Robert McFarlane aged 3, Ellen Jane McFarlane aged 1. From the 1901 Census - Address - 79p Bank St, Coatbridge - James McFarlane aged 49, Catherine McFarlane aged 49, Edward McFarlane aged 15, Robert McFarlane aged 13, Ellen McFarlane aged 11, Agnes McFarlane aged 9, Maggie McFarlane aged 5, boarder John Saunders aged 33.

Born / Resided

Wishaw / 15 Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Tube Worker in the British Tube Works

Age

27 / DOB - 16/10/1887

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 108 to 112), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

Robert was Killed in Action at Hill 60 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos where many other Memorial men paid the ultimate sacrifice on that 1st day. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See Directory for Robert's elder brother Bernard's page. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Robert's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge.

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