stephen p nunn Posted 11 October , 2013 Share Posted 11 October , 2013 Dear Pals, Mrs. Maldon and I are planning our next trip to Ypres. We always like to follow a story and pay our respects to a particular soldier. We have ordered a BWM in the name of: 19805. Robert John BUGLASS, Northumberland Fusiliers. The story that we know so far is as follows: Robert was born in about 1893 in Newsham, Northumberland, the son of Robert John (Snr.) and Hannah Mary Buglass. He had two brothers (William and John Walter) and two sisters (Sarah and Lizzie Jane). In 1911 he lived with his family at 29 Double Row, South Newsham, and worked as a Coal Miner. We are not sure when he joined up but he went out to France with the 10th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusilliers on 25/8/1915. (The 10th had been formed at Newcastle in September 1914). Again, not sure of his movements between August 1915 and June 1917, but we know that he was involved in an act of bravery on 23/1/191? with a Corporal Scott. Apparently they "went out in broad daylight with shovels and dug a chap out who had been buried up, being all the time under heavy shell and machine gun fire". Robert was KIA on 6/6/1917. He is buried at Wytschaete Military Cemetery. He was entitled to a trio (15 Star). Can anyone add anything for our visit to his grave please? Thank you. SPNMaldon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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