Lance Corporal Robert Craig

Lance Corporal Robert Craig, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France on 4th May 1915 of wounds received in the murderous fighting near “Hill 60” ( part of the Second Battle of Ypres) and is buried in Boulougne Eastern Cemetery, France. He was the first Eyemouth serviceman to die in the Great War. He had been born in Eyemouth and lived in the Town. The intensity of the fighting at “Hill 60” saw casualties of over 8,000 men in the incessant attack and counter attacks. The Hill was the most notorious spot in the whole of the Ypres Salient in the spring of 1915.

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