Robert Archibald Scarlyn-Wilson
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Parents: Mr Dr Archibald & Mrs Sybil Mary Scarlyn Wilson (nee Sanderson)
Address: 7 Warrior Square, St Leonards
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 28th October 1916 reads: “The death is announced of Second Lieutenant Robert Archibald Scarlyn Wilson, Seaforth Highlanders, elder son of Dr & Mrs Scarlyn Wilson of 7 Warrior Square, St Leonards.
He was educated at Hill House and at Lancing College. He went to the Front on July 18th and was killed on October the 12th.
He gallantly led his platoon into action on October 12th under withering fire from the enemy machine guns.”
More information and a photograph of Robert can be viewed on the Lancing College memorial page here.
According to CWGC, Robert died aged 19 and is remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15c.
Published: October 1916
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