Robert W Brunton
|Alternative Address:||Lisryan, Co. Longford/ Houstan, Renfrewshire, Scotland|
|Census 1911:||Resident near Netherfield Cottage, Houston, Paisley, Scotland.|
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion/ [Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion]|
|Regiment Number:||18152/ |
|Date of Death:||03-09-1916|
|Cause:||Killed in action, Battle of Guillemont (Somme), France|
|Memorial:||Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France|
Robert was born c.1881 in Lisryan, Co. Longford. By 1911 he was working as a farm labourer in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Here he lived in a bothy near Netherfield Cottage, with two men from Co. Donegal.
Pte Brunton had a long military career, serving in the Second Boer War and earning six clasps for his service. He re-enlisted for the Great War at Paisley, Scotland, and entered the war in December 1915; he died during the Somme Offensive in 1916.
|Notes:||May have also been in the Gloucestershire Regiment.|