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Neil (Neill), Robert

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Robert Neil (Neill)


10th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Old Parish Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 36.

The family home was 10, Glenfinlas Street, Helensburgh. The son of Claude and Margaret Neill.
Siblings: Robert was one of five children. His older brother Alexander, and his two younger brothers Thomas and George all served during the war and survived. He had one sister, Annie.
Robert Neill was born in Shandon where his father was a coachman (omnibus). He was employed as an under-gardener by Mrs Young at Rockmount, Helensburgh before enlisting in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was severely wounded at the Battle of Cambrai but survived. He was to die, post war, at the Military Hospital in Lincoln from heart trouble at the age of 25.
His body was returned to his family for burial.
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