Robert Colquhoun Woodburn

Robert Colquhoun Woodburn
Rank: Private
Service No: 27272
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 16/3/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (16th Bn)
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Alexander Woodburn of 71 Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr and Mrs Woodburn, 71 Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Alexander Woodburn.
1901 census information:
Address: 54 Newhall Street, Bridgeton.
Father: Alexander (39) power loom tenter, born about 1862 in Newmilns.
Mother: Margaret (40) born about 1861 in Glasgow.
Brother: Alexander (14) born about 1887 in Glasgow.
Self: Robert (11) born about 1890 in Glasgow.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Alex 49, Maggie 50 and Robert C 21.

Carluke and Lanark Gazette 21/4/1917

Newspaper transcript – Prisoner of War’s Death. news has been received by Mr and Mrs Woodburn, 71 Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen, of the death of their son, Private Robert C. Woodburn, of the H.L.I., at a Prisoners of War Camp in Germany. Private Woodburn, who was 27 years of age, was a Teller at the Clydesdale Bank, Lanark, before enlisting, a position he held for nearly two years. Private Woodburn was taken prisoner about four months ago.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Rutherglen Old Parish Church.