Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2058
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 43
- Date of Death: 12.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.C.28.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 52 Coupar St, Lochee, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Camperdown Jute Works, Dundee
Ann Jane Robertson, 52 Coupar St, Lochee
Ann Jane, born 20.08.1900
More about Peter Robertson
Peter Robertson 2058 Black Watch
Private Peter Robertson has died of wounds received in action.
In writing to Robertson’s wife of his passing, the Matron of the hospital to which the stricken Dundonian was conveyed says :–“I am very grieved to have to tell you that Private Robertson was brought down to this hospital suffering from a very dangerous wound in his thigh, and he was so very ill that nothing could possibly be done to save his life. He died in a very few hours. He left no message, and in fact, he hardly spoke, as he was very ill, the poison from his wound having got into his whole body.”
Private Robertson was 43 years of age, and resided at 52 Coupar Street, Lochee. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities, he was in the employ of Messrs Cox Brother, Camperdown Works, Lochee.
Dundee Peoples Journal 22nd May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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