Second Lieutenant Robert High

Second Lieutenant Robert Donald High 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France , aged 37, on 22nd March 1918 on the second day of the German Spring Offensives. He was the husband of Mary Carmichael High of Ladykirk Schoolhouse, Ladykirk, Berwickshire and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. Before enlisting he had been the Headmaster of Ladykirk Public School. On that day the Battalion was positioned on the northern flank of the attack and on the 22nd held off strong German attacks until being outflanked and forced to retire to more defensible positions.

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