Lance Corporal Robert Lough

Lance Corporal Robert Ruthven Lough, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Burma on 8th October 1943, aged 29. He had been born in Whitsome and was the son of Richard and Isabella Lough of Whitsome and the brother of Thomas below. He had been a Territorial withe the K.O.S.B. and had been employed on forestry work at Kelloe House estate. He had volunteered for overseas service and was pod to the Battalion in India as a Piper. the Battalion was part of the 89th Brigade in the 7th ( Indian ) Division. He is commemorated  on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma. He fell in action during an ambush of Japanese troops. The ambush patrol lost 5 men killed whilst troops of the Japanese Imperial Guard  had 30 killed and 30 wounded.

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