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Private 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. Roberts brother Private Bernard McFarlane of the 2nd Battalion Cameronians Died of Wounds on the 16/03/1915 (see index)

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, 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 63 other Memorial men paid the ultimate sacrifice on that 1st day. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos) and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Roberts name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

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