Trooper Robert Wilson

Trooper Robert Wilson, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 27, on the 1st November 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. He had been born in Hawick and was the son of Thomas and the late Annie Wilson of 8 Upper Village, Hawick. He had been employed as a mill worker when he enlisted as a Regular in 1908. after 5 years Service he was discharged and worked for Sir Robert Usher of Wells, Hobkirk as a groom. As a Reservist he was mobilised on the outbreak of War and landed in France with his troop in late August 1914. He is buried in Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. The Scots Greys were part of the 1st Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division.

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