PrivateDUNSIRE, ROBERT

Service Number 18274

Died 30/01/1916

Aged 24

13th Bn.
Royal Scots

V C

Born at Buckhaven. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Dunsire; husband of Catherine Pitt Stewart (formerly Dunsire), of 107, Denbeath, Methil, Fife.

Inscription

REST IN PEACE

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."

Buried at MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 108

Cemetery/memorial reference: 18.

See cemetery plan
Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.