Barclay, Rev. Robert Stephen
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 13th Battalion Royal Scots
Biography: Son of James Barclay, ship's carpenter ; born Fraserburgh, 20 November 1868 ; pupil teacher, Fraser-burgh ; student in Arts, 1893-97; Divinity, 1898 ; took the Divinity Course at St. Andrews University, licensed, 1901 ; Assistant Minister, St. Andrew's Church, Perth ; Minister in Charge, St. Mark's Church, Perth, 1907. Whilst at Aberdeen University Barclay joined the O.T.C. In December 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Scots, was commissioned in the 13th Battalion of the same Regiment, July 1916, and went to France in 1917. Both in the Church and in the Army Barclay threw himself with zeal into the cause in hand. He fell "gallantly leading on his men" in the battle of Arras, 22 March 1918.
Date of Death: 22 March 1918
Burial Details: Name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Panel 1, Column 28.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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