Captain Robert Foster Dill

Regiment: 4th Batt. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Date published: 14/05/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Age at death: 31
Cemetery: Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: XVII. B. 1
Information: Captain Robert Foster Dill D.S.O., 129th D. C. O. Baluchis, Indian Army, was killed in action on April 11th. He was the second son of the Very Rev. Marcus Dill, D.D., Alloway, ex-Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and formerly of First Presbyterian Church, Ballymena. Having received his education at Marlborough College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he obtained a commission in the Indian Army in 1904, and was gazetted to his captaincy in 1912. On the outbreak of the war his regiment, along with the Lahore Division, arrived in France, and it has since then been at the front. In October, when fighting in the trenches, he was wounded, but in a few weeks he was able to return to his military duty. For his brilliant conduct on that occasion he was mentioned in the despatches of the Commander-in-Chief, and the King bestowed upon him the Distinguished Service Order.
Additional information: Son of the Very Rev. Marcus Dill, D.D., ex-Moderator of the Church of Scotland, of Alloway Manse, Ayr; husband of Margaret D. Dill. His brother John R. Dill also died on service and is buried nearby. Awarded the DSO. Mentioned in Despatches