Gunner Robert Crosbie

Gunner Robert Crosbie, ( thought to be),163rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium on 4th July 1917 and is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Lesmahagow and was the son of Thomas amd Margaret Crosbie of Bothwell, Lanarkshire. The R.G.A. used heavy howitzers primarily to destroy German defences with their plunging fire. An example of a 9.2 Howitzer in the Imperial War Museum is shown below. His Headstone is inscribed “Gone But Not Forgotten”.

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