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Robley, John Pitcairn

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John Pitcairn Robley

Royal Navy

Royal Navy
He is remembered with honour on the Gallipoli Monument, the Scottish National War Memorial, Larchfield School Memorial, Loretto School Roll of Honour, and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 28.

The family home was Yewbank, 33 Glasgow Street, Helensburgh The son of William Pitcairn Robley and Edith Robley.
Siblings: John had one sister, Edith and one brother, Harrington, who also served in the Royal Navy.

John Robley was born in Glasgow and brought up in Helensburgh where his father was a Dairy Proprietor. He was educated at Larchfield and Loretto Schools before entering the offices of William Jacks & Co., ship builders of Port Dundas, Glasgow.
John applied for, and was granted, a commission in the Royal Navy in October, 1914, joining the 'Nelson' Battalion.
John died, shot through the head by a sniper whilst entrenched under heavy fire. He was 20 years old.

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