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Lieutenant Robert Bruce Conduitt, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

April 16, 2018


Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1915, Lieutenant Robert Bruce Conduitt, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s), was killed in action on the Western Front.  He was hit by a shell in the front line of trenches at Neuve Chapelle in France.

Educated at the Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College, he had been a banker by profession and an accomplished violinist.  He served for a year in the Queen’s Edinburgh Volunteers and for another year in the 4th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Scots. 

At the outbreak of the Great War he enlisted as a private in the 14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Scottish), and was given a commission in the Seaforth Highlanders less than two weeks before his death.  He is buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, in France.

Robert, from Edinburgh, was killed three days after his 25th birthday.




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