Personal information about Robert Gill Wyllie

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Robert Gill Wyllie
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   15 May 1943
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   6 Pound Street, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 246
Record number: 11565
Official at burial:
   O E Owen
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  R. Gill WYLLIE
  12 May 1943
  Four kerbstones
  Limestone with inlaid letters
  South kerbstone: In Loving Memory of Georgina Wyllie who died Nov. 20th. 1900 aged 32 years./ Also her son Arthur George, killed in action June 23rd. 1917 aged 21, buried at Rouen./ North kerbstone: Also R. Gill Wyllie, M.B.C.M. Died May 12th. 1943 aged 78./ "Peace perfect peace."
    Includes memorial to Arthur George Wyllie, killed in action, who is buried in Rouen.
  14 March 2013
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Georgina WYLLIE
Arthur George Wyllie



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Robert Gill Wyllie
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    13 May 1943
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News






Dr. Robert Gill Wyllie, of Pound-street, Newbury, was instantly killed, and his wife was taken to Newbury District Hospital with extensive cuts as the result of a motor accident in the London-road, Newbury, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

Mrs Wyllie was driving her husband in his Austin Seven towards the town at about 1.30pm, with the doctor sitting beside her. When opposite the Skyllings housing estate, it is understood Mrs. Wyllie swerved to her offside to avoid a small dog. A collision occurred with a reconnaissance car belonging to the American Army, which was travelling towards Reading.

The impact took place on the Austin's near side door, just where the doctor was riding. The door was pressed right back and the running-board pushed up. The wind screen was shattered to bits. The Austin finished up with its two front wheels on the offside pavement.

Dr Wyllie, who has been in practice in Newbury for over 50 years, received his medical training at Aberdeen University, qualifying there as an M.D. in 1888. During the early part of the time he was in Newbury, Dr. Wyllie was in partnership with Dr. Palmer and Dr. Jenner Clarke.

Later on the partnership was dissolved and he was practising on his own. His house and surgery were in Northbrook-street at the premises where at one time Miss Randall lived and now occupied by Messrs. Freeman, Hardy and Willis, bootsellers.

Dr. Wyllie then had one of the most extensive practices in the town. He was especially beloved by his more humble patients.

It was a great blow to him when he lost his wife and in addition to the responsibilities of his practice had to educate and bring up a young family. Some years ago he married again and has been living in Pound-street. He was 78 years of age. In his prime he was a clever doctor with boundless sympathises. All his old patients will regret to hear of the sad termination to a life of hard work in which he never spared himself

Newbury Weekly News 13 May 1943

 Mrs P p 17 85 Died 12 May1943 aged 78


Also wife Georgina died 20 Nov. 1900 aged 32 and memorial to his son Killed in action 23 June 1917 aged 21 and buried at Rouen.

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Robert Gill Wyllie
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    20 May 1943
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News





The funeral of Dr. R.G. Wyllie, of Pound-street, Newbury, whose death as the result of a motor accident, was reported last week, took place on Saturday afternoon. A service was held at the deceased's house and the interment was in the Newtown-road Cemetery, in the grave where his first wife was buried in November 1900.

Quite a number of his old patients, some of them said they had been attended by him for half-a-century, gathered at the graveside.

The family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred R. Wyllie and Joyce, Gladys and Capt. Ron Haine and Philip, Lieut. Bob Brewer (representing Betty Brewer and Dorothy Wylie), Mr. William B. Plater, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Herbert, Mrs. Peggy Stradling and Patrick, Mr. J. Maslin, Mr. and Mrs. G. Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. S. Wickens. Etc.

Newbury Weekly News 20 May 1943


The inquest on Dr. R. G. Wyllie was opened by the Newbury Borough Coroner (Mr. S.V. Pinniger) on Friday afternoon, and after giving evident of identification had been given, the enquiry was adjourned for one month to enable Mrs. Wylie to attend and give evidence.

Mr. Wilfred Robert Wyllie, who is a cashier in the employ of the well-known caterers, Messrs. J. Lyons and Co. Ltd. And lives at 19a, Willoughby Park-road, Tottenham, N.17, said his father was 78 years of age. He had last seen him alive in August of last year at Newbury. He heard of the accident on the same evening that it occurred. The Coroner said that as Mrs. Wyllie was still in the hospital, it would be best to adjourn the inquest for a month. He assured the son that he and members of the family had his very deep sympathy in his father's sad death. "I have known him myself as long as I can remember," he added.

It is learned that Mrs. Wylie left the hospital on Sunday.

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