Private James Robinson

Private James Robinson, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots ( The Dandy Ninth ). He was killed in action in France, aged 39, on 22nd March 1918 on the second day of the German Spring Offensives. He was the son of James and the late Catherine Robinson and the husband of Mary Robinson ( nee Drummond ) of Eildon View, Lilliesleaf. He is buried in Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly, Aisne, France. He fell in the fierce fighting near Massemy where the Battalion had to fall back to Villevecque and then to Beauvois to avoid being cut off by the German thrusts. During the period 21st – 31st March the Battalion lost 3 Officers and 45 Other Ranks killed and 15 Officers and 287 Other Ranks wounded. In addition 138 Other Ranks were missing most of whom became Prisoners of War. He was born in Lilliesleaf, resided in Lilliesleaf and had enlisted in Hawick. His Headstone is inscribed “Until the Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away”

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