Stewart Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5569
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 10.03.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.A.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Carnoustie
  • Address: 224 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Coal Carter, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Isabella Robertson, William St, Blairgowrie

  • Father:

    Charles Robertson

  • Siblings:

    Alexander & William

  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Robertson, 2 Peel St, Lochee, Dundee

  • Children:

    Stewart, born 23.10.1913

More about Stewart Robertson

Stewart was the brother of Pte William Robertson, 2571, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 09.05.1915.

Stewart Robertson   5569   Scots Guards

DUNDEE GUARDSMAN KILLED BY SHELL.

A tall strapping Dundee soldier, Private Stewart Robertson, 2d Scots Guards, who resided at 224 Lochee Road, has been killed instantaneously by a shell in France.  His loss is mourned by a widow and a little boy of two years of age.  Private Robertson, who was 32 years of age, was a reservist, and was called up at the outbreak of war.  He was wounded in December, 1914.  A chaplain who wrote to his widow stated :–“His comrades spoke kindly of him, and his officers gave him an excellent character as a fine soldier in a great regiment.”  Prior to the war Private Robertson was employed as a coal carter in Dundee.

He is the son of Mrs C. Robertson, William Street, Blairgowrie, who has lost two other sons in the war—Private William Robertson, Royal Highlanders, and Private Alexander Robertson, Scots Guards.

Dundee Courier 21st March 1916

ROBERTSON—Killed in action at Ypres, on 10th March, Private Stewart Robertson, No 5569, F Company, 2d Scots Guards, beloved husband of Lizzie Cunningham, 224 Lochee Road. Brother of Isabella Crooks, 80 Kirk Street, Lochee. Also by friends Agnes Thomson and Jeannie Thomson.

Dundee Peoples Journal 25th March 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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