Robert William Straiton


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Reference WMO/275059

Address:

Kirkinner Cemetery

St Kennena Terrace

Kirkinner

DG8 9AW

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. Wigtownshire Free Press (7 June 1917) reported: Mr and Mrs Straiton, Pier Cottage, Garlieston, have been officially informed that their son, Private Robert W Straiton, Scottish Rifles, died in hospital on 23rd May from wounds received on 8th May. Pte Straiton joined the Military Training Association in Edinburgh at the outbreak of war, and was at that time engaged in the office of Dundas and Wilson, estate agents, Edinburgh. Prior to that he was in the office of Mr McWilliam, law agent, Wigtown.
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..../ROBERT WILLIAM [STRAITON] THEIR SON/DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE/23RD MAY 1917 AGED 24 YEARS/INTERRED AT ST SEVER CEMETERY/ROUEN/...

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