Lance Corporal Robert Chisholm

Lance Corporal Robert Hall Chisholm, 18th ( Service ) Battalion, Lancaster Fusiliers. He died from wounds, aged 25, suffered in Belgium on the 31st October 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Melrose and was the son of the late Alexander and Wilhelmina Chisholm of 15 Langlands Place, Newton St. Boswells.  He died in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Kezelberg and is buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He was living in Portobello when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers but later transferred into the Fusiliers. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army.

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