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Pte. Robert M. Stirling

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert M. Stirling Reply with quote

Newlands South Parish Church

"By permission of the Session, a lady member of the congregation, Mrs Stirling, caused a little oak table to be erected, at her own expense, as a Memorial to her own son. The table stands under the Bronze and Stone Memorial to the Fallen.





IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY ONLY
SON ROBERT M.B. STIRLING
AND THOSE WHO FELL WITH HIM


Name: STIRLING, ROBERT MCBRIDE
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 05/11/1917
Service No: 265640
Additional information: Son of Robert McBride Stirling and Rebecca M. Stirling, of 3, Bellwood St., Langside, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 153.
Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "those that fell with him" may have been the men of the 1/7th Scottish Rifles taking part in The Third Battle of Gaza which was raging at the time of Private Stirling's death.

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