1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Robert Baxter was the eldest son of Robert and Jane Baxter. Robert was born in Dungannon on 30th June 1893. Robert moved to Scotland and was working as a farm servant at Killantrae, Port William, Wigtownshire when he enlisted. Private Robert Baxter was serving with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers when he died of wounds sustained on Sunday 2 July 1916. He was 23 years old. Presuming that he was injured at the Battle of the Somme, he celebrated his 23rd birthday on the Friday, was injured at the Somme on the Saturday and died on the Sunday.
Acheux lies on the D938, the main road from Albert to Doullens, approximately 10 Kms out of Albert. As you arrive in Acheux the church will be seen on your right and you will come to a crossroads. Turn left on to the D114 in the direction of Lealvillers and the cemetery will be found 800 metres further along on the right hand side of the road.