Private Robert Hume

Private Robert Hume, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He was killed in France, aged 39, on 28th May 1918 and is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France.  He had been born in Lilliesleaf and was the son of William and the late Eliza Hume of Lilliesleaf.   He had originally enlisted in the Scottish Horse Yeomanry but was posted to the Black Watch in France. On that day the Battalion was marching up to the lines to relieve  the 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps in the Hohenzollern Redoubt near Loos when the rear rank was struck by a solitary shell. 6 men were killed outright, 4 died from wounds and 49 others were wounded. Private Hume was one of the fatalities.

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