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 Robert Anderson Dunsire

Robert Anderson Dunsire

Birth
Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland
Death 30 Jan 1916 (aged 24)
Mazingarbe, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Mazingarbe, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Grave 18
Memorial ID 9914592 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served in the British Army during World War I as a Lance Corporal in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the September 25-October 13, 1915 Battle of Loos, France. His citation for the award reads "For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70, 26th September 1915, Private 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 enemy attacked over this ground.” Promoted for his deed, he was mortally wounded by a trench mortar on January 30, 1916.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9914592
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Anderson Dunsire (24 Nov 1891–30 Jan 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9914592, citing Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .