David Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 28.08.1914
  • Place of enlistment: Sydney, NSW
  • Service no: 2442
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Australian Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: Divisional Ammunition Column, 10th Brigade
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03.05.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Mother:

    Jessie Robertson (nee Duncan)

  • Father:

    Andrew Robertson, Newbigging of Logie, Kirriemuir

  • Siblings:

    Andrew Alexander Robertson, Udale, Ballaran, NSW.

    It is believed that  the following are his Siblings, James Duncan (1873-1888) Alexander (1875-1894) Andrew (1877-1894) Isabella (1882-1968) Jane Ann (1884-1950) James A (1885-1950) Robert (1886-1921) Herbert Malcolm (1892-1977) Andrew Alexander (1895-1978) Helen (1898-1992)

  • Spouse:
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More about David Robertson

For more information on David, visit David’s Service Record.

Although David has no known grave, a hand written note in his service records states that he was “buried at Sugar Refinery, Bullecourt.”

For reasons unknown David is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour. It is believed that his brother George served in the army during the Great War and died in India 20.01.1917, there is no record of him on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. It is also believed that George was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on their War Memorial.

It is also believed that his brother Robert also served during the Great War with the New Zealand Army. He was Trooper Robert Robertson, 74891, 41st Wellington Mounted Rifles. He died at Openake, New Zealand 31.10.1921. For more information on Robert, visit his Service Record.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Karen O’Rourke

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