Today marks the anniversary of the death in battle of Robert Topp, Pte 528051, London Scottish Regiment. He had previously served as Pte 10956, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. He was just 20 years of age when he was killed in action on the western front.
Robert's parents, Alexander and Jane Topp, lived at 8, South High Street in Portsoy.
Together with almost 10,000 war casualties, Robert is commemorated at Vis-en-Artois cemetery in Pas-de-Calais, France.