John Ernest Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 13490
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 14th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Beauchamp, Villers-Plouich
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 24.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.C.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 05.09.1896
  • Place of Birth: 20 Nelson St, Dundee
  • Address: 13 Wellington Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Chartered Accountant, Alexander Tosh & Son, Reform St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Robertson nee Chalmers

  • Father:

    David Nicol Robertson, 42 Forfar Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William, Dora, Janie & Lizzie

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Ernest Robertson

John was the brother of Pte William Bertie Robertson 37071, 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action 03.11.1917.

John Ernest Robertson   13490   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


“He proved himself to be made of the right stuff,” was the tribute an officer paid to Private J. Ernest Robertson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, younger son of Mr D. N. Robertson, 42 Forfar Road, Dundee, who was killed in action on 24th April.  In informing Mr Robertson of his son’s death, the officer adds :–“He was a gallant soldier, and it was in the thickest of the fight that he fell.”

Deceased, who was twenty years of age, answered the call in February, 1915, and had been about twelve months in France.  He was in the office of Messrs Alexander Tosh & Son, chartered accountants, Reform Street, when he left to join the colours.  Mr Robertson’s elder son, who is in the Essex Regiment, has left for a theatre of war.

Dundee Courier 10th May 1917

Additional Information kindly supplied by Sheila Jelley & Michael Caldwell.

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