Robert Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1914
  • Place of enlistment: London
  • Service no: 1214
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Highland Mountain Brigade
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 12.07.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XI.E.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: November 1883
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 119 Nethergate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Architect
  • Mother:

    Janet Norrie Bell

  • Father:

    James Robertson, 119 Nethergate, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    James 1889-1967, Catherine Band born 1894,  Margaret & Jessie

  • Spouse:

    Frances Robertson

  • Children:

More about Robert Robertson


Robert Robertson   1214   1/4th Highland Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


Mr James Robertson, clerk of works, 119 Nethergate, Dundee, yesterday received official intimation that his eldest son, Gunner Robert Robertson, of the 1/4th Highland Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 12th July.

Gunner Robertson, who was engaged as an architect in London, enlisted in November.  He served his apprenticeship in Dundee with Mr Wm. Gauldie, and went to London eleven years ago.

In a letter received by the deceased soldier’s wife in London, it is stated that he was shot in the chest, and died in five minutes.  Before his death he said, “I have done my duty.”  Gunner Robertson left this country for the Dardanelles in March last.

Mr Robertson has two other sons serving with the colours—James, who is a member of the Motor Transport at present stationed in England, and Thomas, who is a trooper in the Scottish Horse.  Jessie, a daughter, is a nurse on board a hospital ship.

Dundee Courier 7th August 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by James grandson, Stuart Robertson. Further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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