kenmorrison Posted 6 February , 2018 Share Posted 6 February , 2018 Can anyone help me please with the pre-war service of this man who was resident in Annan in Dumfriesshire in August 1914. The info I have is: Robert MacKenzie – age 59 – Pipe-Major (14851) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was born in 1856 Duthil, Inverness-shire/Elginshire and married in 1879 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh. He seems to have joined the army after that. Robert had served "in the Egyptian campaign" and had been awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. He became the caretaker of the drill-hall in Dumfries until 1897 and for the next 18 years he was the attendance officer of Annan School Board. He landed with the 6th KOSB at Boulogne in May 1915 and was wounded during the battle of Loos on 25th September. Robert died in the 25th General Hospital at Dannes-Camiers on 8 October 1915. He was Mentioned in Despatches. His daughter Elizabeth was born c.1882 in Ireland, his sons Robert was born c.1885 in Ireland, George was born c.1887 in England, Ronald c.1892 in India, and Margaret born 1907 in Kirkcudbrightshire. Many thanks Ken Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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