Private Robert Keiller, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders

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Private Robert Keiller 40685, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buff) (previously the Camerons and Lovat Scouts)

Robert Keiller was born in Scone on the 22nd September 1888. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth who had married in St Andrews in 1887.  At that time of Robert’s birth, the family lived in Perth Road, Scone.  His father was a gardener.  After attending Scone Public School, Robert served an apprenticeship as a painter.  Later he settled in Dundee.  By the time Robert joined the army in September 1916, he was married and had one child.  He was sent to the Western Front, where he was involved in various action around Ypres.  Private Robert Keiller was killed in action on 28th March 1918, aged 29.  He is buried south of Ypres at Verbrandenmolen.  Robert was awarded the Victory and British War medals.




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