Corporal Robert Glen, Kings Own Scottish Borderers/Royal Scots

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Corporal Robert Glen 26781/40138, Kings Own Scottish Borderers/Royal Scots, (previously Fife and Forfar Light Horse Regiment)

Robert Glen was born at Invertiel Farm, near Kirkcaldy, on 12th June 1893.  He was the fourth son of James Glen, a farmer, and his wife Mary Ann Lamont.  Robert was educated at Kirkcaldy High School.  He was in working in farming, before enlisting with the Fife and Forfar Light Horse Regiment which trained in the Scone Palace grounds.  Robert served in Gallipoli, but was invalided home in December 1915 with dysentery; he then enlisted with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and saw action on the Western Front.  It appears he transferred again, to the Royal Scots, just before his death.  Corporal Robert Glen was killed on 22nd October 1916 at Roye on the Somme.  He was 23 years old.  He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Plot VIII, Row B, Grave 9.  Robert was awarded the Victory and British War medals.


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