HUSBAND OF MRS. ANNIE BROWN, OF 41 SIR MICHAEL ST., GREENOCK. Worked in the Small Bread Dept of Greenock Cooperative
We had a visit from his granddaughter who tells of how Robert, a father of six, and oldest of his family, had said no-one was going to put a white feather on his door. He signed up and his granddaughter was told that her father and grandmother accompanied him as he went away - he gave his cufflinks to his son, and that was the last time they saw him. Her father was 'graciously' allowed to leave school a year early in order to take employment in Scotts in order to support his family. He became a draughtsman in Scotts
Attested with Army Service Corps. Embodied 24/7/16. Transferred compulsory to Royal Scots 30/7/17. Posted missing some time between 9th and 16th April 1918
Remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial, Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium. Panel 1.