Bridge of Weir
Known as Bertie, Robert McDougall was born in Bridge of Weir, 7 April 1895.
By the time of the 1911 census, he was a clubmaker at Old Ranfurly and by 1914 was the professional. He entered Open Qualifying at Troon but did not reach the final stages of the competition. He volunteered for war service in November of that year and married while at training camp at Gailes in February 1915.
He was sent to France in November 1915 with the 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow) of the Highland Light Infantry. On 18 November 1916 he was killed by a sniper's bullet while on a raiding party and is buried in the Munich Trench British Cemetery at Beaumont-Hamel. Four graves away lies Robert Barr, another 20 year old from Bridge of Weir who had been an assistant at the Old Ranfurly club killed by shrapnel on the same day.
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