This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2529
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 09.02.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 28 Watson's Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Grove Mill, Dundee
More about David Robertson
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED AT LA BASSEE.
Another Dundee name has to added to the list of killed at La Bassee on 25th January.
The victim is Private David Robertson, 1st Black Watch, whose parents reside at Watson’s Lane, Dundee. Deceased was only 19 years of age, and prior to joining the Black Watch in May last he was a millworker in Grove Mill. He proceeded to the front in October. Private Robertson took part in the terrible fighting on 25th January, and was found on the field of battle by the Coldstream Guards. He was buried near Guinchy Church-yard.
Dundee Courier 13th March 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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