Robert Neish Fletcher


Fletcher, Robert Neish: Private, 6th King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born around 1884 at North Leith. A son of James Fletcher, Steam Engine Fitter, and Elizabeth Fletcher of Janefield, Corstorphine. Private Fletcher was employed by a Mr Lamb, Hairdresser at Inverkeithing.
He enlisted at Inverkeithing during March 1916 and initially served as Private 30855 in the Royal Scots, being attached to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.
He was wounded by shrapnel in the face and right knee around September 1916 and was admitted to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, later returning to the front having been transferred and serving as Private 40044 in the 6th King’s Own Scottish Borderers.
He was killed in action on 03/05/1917, aged 33, and is mentioned on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France, Bay 6.
He was awarded the British War Medal &Victory Medal and was mentioned in the West Lothian Courier, 08/03/1918, and in biographical notes in The Edinburgh Evening News, 28/09/1916, 06/06/1917 & 04/03/1918. He is remembered on the Corstorphine Memorial.


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