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DUNSIRE, ROBERT

Rank:
Private
Service No:
18274
Date of Death:
30/01/1916
Age:
24
Regiment/Service:
Royal Scots
 
13th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
18.
Cemetery:
MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Born at Buckhaven. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Dunsire; husband of Catherine Pitt Stewart (formerly Dunsire), of 107, Denbeath, Methil, Fife.

Citation

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 29371, dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70 on 26th Sept., 1915. Pte. Dunsire went out under very heavy fire and rescued a wounded man from between the firing lines. Later, when another man considerably nearer the German lines was heard shouting for help, he crawled out again with utter disregard to the enemy's fire and carried him in also. Shortly afterwards the Germans attacked over this ground."

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MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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