Stewart Robertson

Military Information

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  • Service no: 344870
  • Rank: Painter 1st Class
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Doris
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy Depot, Bombay, India
  • Place of Death: R.N. Depot, Bombay
  • Age at Death: 42
  • Date of Death: 02.05.1919
  • Burial Country: India
  • Cemetery: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Face A

Personal Information

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  • Address: 8 Forest Park Rd, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Madilda Robertson

  • Father:

    James Robertson, 2 Tulloch Cres, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Jane McKaig, 8 Forest Park Rd, Dundee

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More about Stewart Robertson

Died of Dysentery.

Stewart Robertson   344870   Royal Navy

ROBERTSON—At Bombay, on 2nd inst., of dysentery, Stewart Robertson, 1st Class P.O., Royal Navy, eldest son of the late Mr James S. Robertson, of 2 Tulloch Crescent, and brother of Mrs J. M’Kaig, 8 Forest Park Road, Dundee.

Dundee Peoples Journal 17th May 1919

Stewart Robertson was the son of Mr James and Mrs Matilda Robertson of 68 James Street, Maxwell Street, Dundee and brother of Mrs Joan McKaig of 8 Forest Park Road, Dundee. He was a Mill worker when he volunteered to join the Royal Marines Light Infantry in July 1894. After training at Walmer in Kent he served ashore and afloat in HM Ships Bellona, Juno, and Terror. In July 1902, whilst onboard HMS Hotspur, he transferred to the Royal Navy and specialised as a Painter. During his Naval service his Home Port was Devonport and he served in HM Ships Crescent, Temeraire, Europa, Fox, Caesar and Theseus. In April 1915 he was drafted to the new battleship HMS Warspite and left the ship in December. His service was mostly ashore until the end of the war when he was drafted to HMS Dalhousie of the Royal Indian Marine, the precursor to the Indian Navy, joining her in Basra. HMS Doris was the administrative base for the Dalhousie. Stewart Robertson died from dysentery and is buried in India. He is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-18 Memorial, Poona, Bombay, now Mumbai. The Dalhousie was named after an Earl of Dalhousie who was a Governor General of India.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, Ian Stewart and Ian Birnie

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