Name:            Robert Murray

                      Son of Robert Clark Murray and Catherine (Ferguson) Murray of Stornoway.

                      His Father was a Marine Engineer and when his parents left Lewis to live in

                      London, Robert stayed on and attended Tolsta Public school for a short time,

                      whilst his sister was a teacher there.

Address:       Born at 16 Church Street, Stornoway.

 

Rank:                     Private

Service unit:          10th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Service number:     278909

Date of Death:         12th October, 1917

Age:                         21 years

Theatre of War:        Passchendale (Third Battle of Ypres)

Interred:                   Body not recovered.

Memorial:                 Tyne Cot Memorial

                                 North Tolsta Memorial Cairn

Additional information:  Robert was gassed and wounded at the Battle of the Somme

                                       but later recovered sufficiently to join up with the

                                        Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

WW1 British Campaign Medals

1914 -1915 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal