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Corporal Robert Smith Pithie

Royal Engineers 1st Lowland Division Field Company
Service No: 2382

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Whitehaven, Cumberland / 49d Ronald St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 20/07/1916 shot through the head

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Chain Works

Age

31

Buried / Remembered

Ypres (Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Family Information

Son of James and Marion Pithie. Husband of Mrs Janet Pithie of 49d Ronald St, Coatbridge. Roberts brother Private Hugh Pithie of the Royal Engineers wrote a letter to Roberts wife telling of his death (see newspaper clipping). Another brother Private William Pithie of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 10/02/1915 (see index). In his Will dated 22/12/1914 Robert left the whole of his property and effects to his wife

Additional Information

Robert was killed when out working in front of his own line. Just as work was finishing a German machine-gun opened up and shot Robert through the head. See newspaper clipping for letter sent to Roberts wife from Officer Commanding Captain William Downs also from Coatbridge. Robert attended his brother Williams funeral in February 1915. Robert is listed as SAPPER on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church and East United Free Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Roberts name on the Menin Gate Memorial

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