Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
We need you to tell us more about the life and times of Robert Robertson
- Date of enlistment: November 1914
- Place of enlistment: London
- Service no: 1214
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth: November 1883
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 119 Nethergate, Dundee
- Occupation: Architect
Janet Norrie Bell
James Robertson, 119 Nethergate, Dundee
James 1889-1967, Catherine Band born 1894, Margaret & Jessie
More about Robert Robertson
Robert Robertson 1214 1/4th Highland Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
DUNDEE ARCHITECT KILLED.
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.
Can you tell us more about Robert Robertson'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...