Robert Don

Robert Don
Rank: Private
Service No: 12959
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers (7th Bn.)
Memorial: Loos Memorial
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Don of 2 Regent Street, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Don, 7 Barnflat Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Agnes Don.
1901 census information:
Address: 6 New Farme Place, Rutherglen.
Father: Dugald (54) colliery engineman, born about 1847 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Agnes B (50) born about 1851 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Agnes (19) power loom weaver, born about 1882 in America.
Self: Robert (17) coal miner, born about 1884 in America.
Sister: Janet (14) chair worker (polisher), born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Dugald (11) born about 1890 in Rutherglen.
Brother: John (7) born about 1894 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Dugald 60, James 31, Robert 27, Janet 24, Dugald 21 and John 17

Dundee People’s Journal 11/12/1915

Newspaper transcript – D0n. Private Robert Don, No. 12959, A Company, 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers; reported missing on 25th September 1915. Inquirer, mother – Mrs Don, 7 Barnflat Street, Rutherglen.

Also commemorated on the memorial in Rutherglen Old Parish Church.