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Robert Finlayson

Robert Finlayson

Date Added: 03 November 2010 Contributor: Hazel Clark Year: 1917 Picture No: 2808

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.

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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? Comment left on 03 November 2010 at 22:55 by Anon
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. Comment left on 18 November 2010 at 22:52 by Hazel Clark
My Uncle was with the GORDON Highlanders - NOT the Seaforths. I made a mistake it was my Grandfather Andrew Clark who was a Seaforth Comment left on 22 November 2010 at 19:07 by Hazel Clark
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