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Sapper Robert Pollock

Royal Engineers 1st Lowland Field Company
Service No: 2350

Robert Pollock grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret Pollock of 66a Jackson St, Coatbridge. Robert brother Sapper James Pollock of the Royal Engineers Died of Wounds on the 13/09/1915 just 4 months after his brother (see index)

Born / Resided

Renfrewshire / 66a Jackson St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 09/05/1915

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Union Tube Works

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Guards Cemetery, 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

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). His grave inscription reads " THY WILL BE DONE "

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