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Robert Finlayson
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Robert Finlayson

This is another picture that may be of interest. It is Robert Finlayson, my grandmother's brother. He lied about his age and joined the army in Nov. 1917. He got the ferry to Invergordon from Cromarty and that was the last the family saw of him as he was killed in France in May 1918.

Picture added on 03 November 2010 at 08:50
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About that time, my grandfather left the NAAFI (he was on HMS Invincible and we think it moored in Invergordon). He got to Fort George and enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders. Invincible was then sunk at Jutland and he was wounded at the Somme and invalided out. A fortunate man. I have some similar photos of Grandad. Was your great-uncle in the Seaforths?
Added by Anon on 03 November 2010
Yes he was and in fact I have been researching his army record which is still available and is on line. Actually I got it wrong, he died of wounds on Aug. 29th 1918. He was in the 1st Bat. Seaforth,3rd division, 76th brigade. If you have your grandfather's army number it is easy to trace his movements. A lot of records were burned in the 2nd world war though.
Added by Hazel Clark on 18 November 2010
My Uncle was with the GORDON Highlanders - NOT the Seaforths. I made a mistake it was my Grandfather Andrew Clark who was a Seaforth
Added by Hazel Clark on 22 November 2010
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