Private Robert Duncanson

Private Robert Duncanson, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 32, on the 17th September 1914 and is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre. Memorial Seine-et-Marne, France. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Mary and the late James Duncanson of 34 High Buckholmside, Galashiels. He had been employed as a butcher when he enlisted as a Regular in the K.O.S.B. in 1902. He left the Army but as a Reservist he was mobilised in August 1914 and landed in France with the B.E.F. later that month. He was killed near Missy during the Battle of the Aisne which cost the Battalion heavy casualties. It was reported that he was the first Galashiels man to fall in the War.

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