Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Robert Reid


Robert Reid was born in Paisley to parents John and Elizabeth Reid on the 1st February, 1890. Robert enrolled at the University of Glasgow in the Faculty of Arts in 1908, aged 18. During his first year, Robert studied Latin and Greek, both of which he passed in the May 1909 exams. He then went on to take a variety of subjects including Logic and Maths and graduated from the University on the 16th November 1912 with a degree in Social Economics and Political Philosophy, aged 22.

Image of Robert Reid

During the First World War, Robert served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Bn. Kings Own Scottish Borders and was also attached to the 1st Bn. as a reinforcement. On the 1st July 1916 he was sadly killed in action in France, and is buried at the Knightsbridge Cemetery in Mesnil – Martinsart. He was only 26 years old. His gravestone reads ‘Faithful Unto Death’ which was thoughtfully chosen by his father. Tragically, as with so many families caught up in the First World War, Robert’s brother John was also killed in action a year earlier in June 1915.

Comments and Citations

Roll of Graduates and Date of Birth R3/2/1

Registrars handwritten Roll of Graduates: R3/1/1 (vol 2)

Graduate Schedule (classes and exams) R4/1/6 (Schedules of Graduates in Arts (M.A.) 1911 and 1912)

Commonwealth War Graves