This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James Whittingehame Robertson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
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- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
- Place of Death: Fampoux, Arras
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 23.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Browns Copse Cemetery, Roeux
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.21.
- Date of Birth: 11.06.1887
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Clepington Manse, Dundee
- Occupation: Church Minister, Selkirk Parish
Reverend Dr David R. Robertson, “Elmslea” 2 Seafield Road, Broughty Ferry
William Stewart Robertson & Charles Robertson
More about James Whittingehame Robertson
Son of the late Reverend Dr D.R. Robertson and Mrs Robertson and brother of Lieutenant William Stewart Robertson M.C., 4th Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed on action 03.09.1916.
James Whittingehame Robertson Black Watch
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION.
MINISTER’S FAMILY IS SEVERELY HIT.
Lieutenant James Whittingehame Robertson, Black Watch, has been killed in action. The news reached Dundee last night, and is peculiarly pathetic, for the lieutenant is the second member of the family of the Rev. Dr. Robertson, Clepington Parish Church, Dundee, to give his life for the common cause. He was educated at Dundee High School and St Andrews University, and, entering the church, was appointed assistant to the Rev. A. W. Fergusson, St Mary’s Dundee. Later he was an assistant in Selkirk, and then appointed assistant to his uncle, the Rev. Dr. James Robertson, Whittingehame, and an ex-Moderator of the Church.
Lieutenant Robertson enlisted as a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was then given a commission and transferred to the Black Watch, and went to the front early last year.
His brother, Lieutenant W. S. Robertson who gained the Military Cross, was killed some time ago, and another brother is minister of Little Dunkeld.
Dundee Courier 1st May 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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