Robert Angus Gunn was born in Portvasgo Melness in 1911, son of John Gunn of Melness and Jessie Ross. They married in 1906 in Fraserburgh. Robert was married to Effie Janet Mackenzie, the sister of John A and John C Mackenzie who were both killed in the First World War and whose stories appear elsewhere on this website. Robert was employed as a shepherd and also by the road contractor Sindlay, who had been working on the Tongue to Lairg road prior to the outbreak of war. He had enlisted into the Royal Engineers during the war and served in the stores section of his unit.
On the 30 of March 1946, he was travelling in a lorry to a de-mob centre and his discharge from the forces, when the lorry was involved in a traffic accident and rolled over. Lance Corporal Gunn was one of those on the lorry to be killed; he was thirty-four years of age.