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  cap badgeSapper Robert Pollock

Royal Engineers 1st (Lowland) Field Company
Service No: 2350

Robert Pollock grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret Pollock of 66a North Jackson St, Coatbridge. Robert's older brother Sapper James Pollock of the Royal Engineers Died of Wounds on the 13/09/1915 just 4 months after his brother. The 1901 Census - Address - Gartcraig Farm Ploughmans Cottage, Shettleston - John Pollock aged 45, Maggie Pollock aged 39, William Pollock aged 16, Maggie Pollock aged 14, James Pollock aged 12, Martha Pollock aged 10, Robert Pollock aged 7, Jeannie Pollock aged 4, Isabella Pollock aged 1. Robert's Pension was awarded to his mother Maggie on the 06/04/1916.

Born / Resided

Levern, Renfrewshire / 66a North Jackson St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 09/05/1915


Coatbridge 1914


Union Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Guards Cemetery (VII. A. 14), Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

A little west of the crossroads known to the army as 'Windy Corner' was a house used as a battalion headquarters and dressing station. The cemetery grew up beside this house. The original cemetery is now Plots I and II and Rows A to S of Plot III. It was begun by the 2nd Division in January 1915, and used extensively by the 4th (Guards) Brigade in and after February. It was closed at the end of May 1916, when it contained 681 graves. After the Armistice it was increased when more than 2,700 graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields. Guards Cemetery contains 3,445 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 2,198 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 36 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate six casualties buried in Indian Village North Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire, and five Indian soldiers originally buried in the Guards Cemetery but afterwards cremated in accordance with the requirements of their faith.

Additional Information

See Directory for Robert's older brother James' page. Robert's Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the Also remembered on the Coats Parish Church Roll of Honour with his brother James (see photos). Robert was reburied in the Guards Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Robert's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, Guards Cemetery, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Robert's Pension Records and the Royal Engineers Cap Badge. Robert's grave inscription reads "THY WILL BE DONE".

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