Private Robert Fleming

Private Robert Fleming, 15th ( 1st Glasgow ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He died in France from wounds, aged 22, on the 24th June 1918. He had had been born in 1896 at Sunderland Hall, Selkirk and was the son of the late Margaret Fleming and Robert Fleming who was shepherd at Hartwoodmyres, Selkirk. He was employed at Upper Tofts Farm in Kirton, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in the 2nd/4th K.O.S.B. in Hawick in October 1914. He was then posted to the 1st K.O.S.B in France but was later transferred to the H.L.I.. He had been wounded during the final stages of the German spring Offensives and he died in the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital at Gezaincourt. He is buried in the Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” In Ever Loving Remembrance “

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