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    Posted: 10 Feb 2016 at 22:54
HUNTER, Robert, Sergeant 311

Born: year n/k, Duns, Berwickshire.    Resided: address n/k, Musselburgh.   Enlisted: date n/k, Edinburgh
Age: n/k.       Date of Death: 19/06/15.      Cause of Death: KIA

Not much is known of Robert. He is listed on CWGC as being 1/4 Royal Scots. His M.I.C shows entry (2b) Balkans on 12/06/15 and also as 1/7th RS. Looking at his 1914 Star Roll, he is listed as 1/7 RS. His and a couple of others show the date 22/05/15 scored out and changed to 12/06/15. The 22nd May date would have been consistent with the 1/4RS. So perhaps he was transferred on promotion? Speculation.
As for his death, the entry from the 1/7 RS war diary for the 19th : " 2pm - 10pm. Moved forward to ESKI lines in rear of support trenches. Slight shrapnel fire, casualties 1 n.c.o. 2 men slightly wounded." Again, it's not 100% clear. The war diary of the 1/7th RS at Gallipoli were written on notepaper. The original paperwork had been destroyed at Gretna.

Robert is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Panel 26-30
The CWGC weblink:
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty-details.aspx?cid=692238&name=HUNTER,%20ROBERT

Edited by HARRISON7462 - 10 Feb 2016 at 23:01
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