#

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion The North Lancashire Regiment, attached 9th Battalion.

Died 26th March 1918.

Remembered on the Arras Memorial, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


Robert was born in 1893 at Pendleton to Thomas Reid, a manufacturer. He was educated at Gardner Street School, Pendleton and Salford Technical School. He was a clerk with the bank Comptoir National D’Escompte de Paris, Manchester. From November 1915 to January 1916 he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps. He was gazetted in May 1916, served as a Brigade Signalling Officer, and was awarded a Military Cross. His brigadier reported that Robert was shot through the heart and died on reaching a dressing station near Bucquoy, Bapaume, in March 1918. He left effects worth £268 to his father.