William Robertson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9932
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 12/11/1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Craigie Mill, by Dundee
  • Occupation: Midmill Bleachworks, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Nellie Arnot Christie Robertson, Craigie Mill, Dundee

  • Children:

    Isabella, born 02.08.1911, Elizabeth, born 03.10.1913 & Jane, 04.02.1915 – 06.05.1915

More about William Robertson

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

William Robertson   9932   1st Black Watch


Private William Robertson (9932), B Company, 1st Batt. Black Watch, has been missing since the 16th September.  Intelligence of the fact reached Mrs Robertson from the War Office, and has occasioned great anxiety in the neighbourhood of Drumgeith, where she resides.  Robertson is a worker at Midmill Bleachfield, and among his fellow employees is highly respected and popular.

He was called out with the reserves when the war began.  So far he had never seen active service, but had travelled a good deal with his regiment, especially in Ireland.  He is the father of two young children.

Dundee Courier 24th October 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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