James Whittingehame Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 11.06.1887
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Clepington Manse, Dundee
  • Occupation: Church Minister, Selkirk Parish
  • Mother:

    Jessie Robertson

  • Father:

    Reverend Dr David R. Robertson,  “Elmslea” 2 Seafield Road, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    William Stewart Robertson & Charles Robertson

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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



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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