Findlay, Robert de Cardonnel (1868-1915)

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    Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

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    Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

    Details: Robert de Cardonnel Findlay (1868-1915), born 26 April 1868 at West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, the son of James Findlay (1819-1904) and Lucy Anna de Cardonnel Greaves Elmsall (c.1827-1904) of Easterhill, Lanarkshire, formerly of 43 Leinster Square, Bayswater.

    Attended Harrow preparatory school.

    Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1883-July 1887; 6th form.

    Occupation: business in London.

    WW1, gazetted in November 1914 with the temporary rank of Captain to the Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), 4th Bn. Killed on 11 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle by a shell just before the advance started.

    Commemorated at:
    Le Touret Memorial, Panel 38 and 39 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/859340/FINDLAY,%20ROB...

    New Club, Edinburgh, War Memorial.

    Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. Mrs Floyd donated £5.5s. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her brother, Capt. R.de C. Findlay.

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