John Tait Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2426
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 30.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 119 Alexander Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: James F. Low & Co, Monifieth Foundry
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Robertson, 119 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David & 1 other brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Tait Robertson

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Pte David McLean Robertson, 40232, 11th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action, 09.04.1917.


Private John Tait Robertson, Black Watch, is officially reported killed in action.  A Lieutenant writing to the father, Mr James Robertson, 119 Alexander Street, Dundee, says:–“It must be consolation to you that he died a brave soldier, fighting for a just cause, and that his name goes down as one of our heroes.”

Private Robertson, who was 19 years of age, enlisted about two years ago, and had been at the front for about seven months.  He was prior to enlistment employed by James F. Low & Co., Ltd., Monifieth Foundry.  Other two sons of Mr Robertson are serving.

Dundee Courier 17th August 1917

Additional Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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