Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Robert Wilson - 5th Argyll

Worked as an Apprentice Baker.

Lived 10 Drumfrochar Road, Greenock. 

Robert born in 1897 enlisted in the same regiment at his brother John, the 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 11th March 1914.
Robert’s war records survive and have some great details. Robert enlisted at age 17years 9 months. He was an apprentice baker. His height was 5 feet 4 inches, chest circumference was 34 inches. His physical development and eyesight were both listed as good.
Robert’s war records suggest he was training for several months after enlisting in March. On 3/1/15 he had a record in his conduct sheet noting that he was in Greenock with his company and was missing from his billet from 930pm 31/12/14 to 930pm 2/1/15, hopefully off celebrating the new year with his family.
Given Robert was also in the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment it’s likely that he was in the same location with his brother John when he died at Gallopli. Robert survived the war and was disembodied on the 19th of June 1919 at Perth, Scotland. Robert’s mother had died on 9/4/1918 without seeing her son return home. He returned to his sisters at 10 Drumfrochar Road, Greenock before marrying and moving to America with his wife.

Attested 11th March 1914. Wounded 12th July 1915. Joined British Expeditionary Force 8th April 1918. Gassed 30th July 1918

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