ROBERT CLOSE

Service: Army

Unit: 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Rank Corporal

Service Number: 17431


Robert, brother of William, was born in Newton Mearns in 1891, son of Mr Robert Close and his wife Mrs Sarah Close of Bringans Land, 18 Main Street, Newton Mearns.  Robert senior was employed as a coachman and later as a bleacher.  

Robert  junior was killed at the Somme on 30 July 1916, aged 25 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France - pier and Face 3c and also on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.



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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission