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Staff Serjeant Robert McNaught

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Staff Serjeant Robert McNaught

Birth
Gorbals, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death
22 Sep 1918 (aged 36)
Burial
Bralos, Regional unit of Phthiotis, Central Greece, Greece Add to Map
Plot
12
Memorial ID
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Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service No: 358149
Unit: Army Service Corps (Canteens)
Age: 36 years old

Robert McNaught was born on 8 December 1881, at 42, McKinley Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, the second of three children born to John and Jeanie McNaught.

On 5 January 1910 at the Hanover Square registry office, Robert (aged 28) married Mary Madeline Frances Farlow (1881–1953), from Limerick, Ireland. The couple's only known child, Helen Farlow McNaught, was born in Hull, Yorkshire on 13 August 1910.

At the time of his marriage in January 1910, Robert gave his occupation as the assistant manager at the Hotel Windsor, Victoria Street, Westminster. By the following year, he had become the manager at Dormans Park Hotel, near Lingfield, Surrey.

Robert's stay at Dormans Park was fairly brief, for when he enlisted in the army in 1914/15, he and his family were living at 22 Tillstone Street in Brighton (with his father John living next door at No 20), and his occupation was stated as manager at The Queen's Hotel, Brighton.

On 2 May 1911, Robert McNaught joined the Masons. He was initiated into Sackville Lodge, which met at East Grinstead, Sussex, a few miles from his home at Dormans Park. He was passed to the second degree on 4 July and raised to the degree of a Master Mason on 5 September 1911. Their records show that his 'dues' were paid for 1914 but not for the rest of the war years.

Robert enlisted in Brighton, probably in 1914 or 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps, Expeditionary Force Canteens section. By the time of his death, he had been promoted to the rank of Acting Staff Serjeant.

At the time of his death, Robert was with the Expeditionary Force in Macedonia, Greece. In September 1918, he was taken ill and sent to the 49th Stationary Hospital at Bralos, where he died on 22 September 1918 from influenza.

As well as the Masonic Roll of Honour, Robert is commemorated on the Brighton War Memorial.

Robert's widow, Mary, never re-married and she died on 19 August 1953 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home at Fulwood, near Preston, Lancashire.

Their daughter, Helen Farlow McNaught, died in Somerset in 1987. She was unmarried.

(sources: Sussex People Find My Past- 1891 Scotland Census,1901 England Census, 1911 Scotland Census, CWGC, Various online, Great War Masonic Project,)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service No: 358149
Unit: Army Service Corps (Canteens)
Age: 36 years old

Robert McNaught was born on 8 December 1881, at 42, McKinley Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, the second of three children born to John and Jeanie McNaught.

On 5 January 1910 at the Hanover Square registry office, Robert (aged 28) married Mary Madeline Frances Farlow (1881–1953), from Limerick, Ireland. The couple's only known child, Helen Farlow McNaught, was born in Hull, Yorkshire on 13 August 1910.

At the time of his marriage in January 1910, Robert gave his occupation as the assistant manager at the Hotel Windsor, Victoria Street, Westminster. By the following year, he had become the manager at Dormans Park Hotel, near Lingfield, Surrey.

Robert's stay at Dormans Park was fairly brief, for when he enlisted in the army in 1914/15, he and his family were living at 22 Tillstone Street in Brighton (with his father John living next door at No 20), and his occupation was stated as manager at The Queen's Hotel, Brighton.

On 2 May 1911, Robert McNaught joined the Masons. He was initiated into Sackville Lodge, which met at East Grinstead, Sussex, a few miles from his home at Dormans Park. He was passed to the second degree on 4 July and raised to the degree of a Master Mason on 5 September 1911. Their records show that his 'dues' were paid for 1914 but not for the rest of the war years.

Robert enlisted in Brighton, probably in 1914 or 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps, Expeditionary Force Canteens section. By the time of his death, he had been promoted to the rank of Acting Staff Serjeant.

At the time of his death, Robert was with the Expeditionary Force in Macedonia, Greece. In September 1918, he was taken ill and sent to the 49th Stationary Hospital at Bralos, where he died on 22 September 1918 from influenza.

As well as the Masonic Roll of Honour, Robert is commemorated on the Brighton War Memorial.

Robert's widow, Mary, never re-married and she died on 19 August 1953 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home at Fulwood, near Preston, Lancashire.

Their daughter, Helen Farlow McNaught, died in Somerset in 1987. She was unmarried.

(sources: Sussex People Find My Past- 1891 Scotland Census,1901 England Census, 1911 Scotland Census, CWGC, Various online, Great War Masonic Project,)

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