Charles Alexander Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S4/044670
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 14th Divisional Train, 3rd Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 18.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.C.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Coupar Angus Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Walton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Ramsay Robertson, Abercromby Villa, Lochee

  • Father:

    Robert C. Robertson, Abercromby Villa, Lochee

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about Charles Alexander Robertson

Charles was a former Dundee High School pupil, keen cricketer and footballer. Worked as a clerk in Walton Works jute mill. Answered advert in Dundee Courier 12 January 1915, that stated that the Army Service Corps were looking for wheelers, clerks and bakers. He enlisted shortly thereafter. He was placed in 102 company, 14 Divisional train. Sailed to Le Havre in May 1915 which was an ASC base depot. Moved through various billets in West Flanders until they were 5 miles behind the rear of HQ in the Ypres salient.  On 17 August 1915 he was sent out in a Harvesting party and was dangerously wounded by four shrapnel wounds to the head and abdomen at 1.30pm. He died at 7.35am the following day.

Additional information and photo kindly supplied by Elaine Thomson

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