Lieutenant Robert Warnock

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Date published: 29/09/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 12/08/1916
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Peake Wood Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France
Plot: C. 18.
Information: Lieutenant Robert Warnock M.C., Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France during the advance early in July last, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Warnock, Rosebank, Grovepark, Lenzie, N.B., and a nephew of Mr. W.W. Warnock, Lis-na-Tragh, Sutton. He was educated at Glasgow High School, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps, from which he passed on to the 1st Lanark Volunteers. When war broke out Lieutenant Warnock was in business in Manilla with Messrs. Smith, Bell and Co., but at once proceeded to Hong Kong and enlisted. Being posted to the Royal Scots Fusiliers he came home to join his regiment early in 1915, and in the following October went to France, where for his gallant and distinguished services as machine gun officer of his battalion he was awarded the Military Cross. He was a remarkably good shot, and often figured in the Bisley Prize Lists, more than once being well in the running for the King's Prize.