ROBERT Burns has a famous name but his namesake father has a more remarkable claim to fame.

He played dominoes with a young army colleague — Winston Churchill, although his son is unaware of how the game ended.

In another quirk of fate, both servicemen were born in the same year, 1890.

We have been privileged at the Chronicle to borrow some of Robert’s memoirs which includes sketchy details of his father’s military career.

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