Private Archibald Robson

Private Archibald Robson, 7th/8th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 27, on the 23rd July 1918. He had been born in jedburgh and was the son of Archibald and the late Mary Robson of Dysart, Fife and Bonjedward, Jedburgh and the husband of Frances Robson of Pathhead and 3 Junction Street, Kirkcaldy. He had served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Kirkcaldy and was employed in Dysart before enlisting in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in November 1914. In 1916 he was posted to the 2nd K.O.S.B. in France before being transferred to the 7th/8th Battalion. He fell in an attack near Buzancy in conjunction with the French which in the face of intense concealed machine gun fire was not successful with heavy casualties.  4 Officers and 32 Other Ranks were killed and 7 Officers and 214 Other Ranks were wounded. In addition 63 Other Ranks were posted missing. He is buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Though Death Divides Fond Memory Clings”. ( His brother Peter also fell – see below ).

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