Alexander Robertson does not have a likeness. If you have one, please link to it in the comments section.

Private Alexander Robertson

8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Service No: 44605

Alexander Robertson grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James Donald and Helen Wilson Robertson of 36 Finlaystone St, Coatbridge

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 36 Finlaystone St, Coatbridge


Died 30/05/1918




Union Bank of Scotland, Coatbridge


19 / DOB - -10/07/1898

Buried / Remembered

Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The original British Expeditionary Force crossed the Aisne in August 1914 a few kilometres west of Soissons, and re-crossed it in September a few kilometres east. For the next three and a half years, this part of the front was held by French forces and the city remained within the range of German artillery. At the end of April 1918, five divisions of Commonwealth forces (IX Corps) were posted to the French 6th Army in this sector to rest and refit following the German offensives on the Somme and Lys. Here, at the end of May, they found themselves facing the overwhelming German attack which, despite fierce opposition, pushed the Allies back across the Aisne to the Marne. Having suffered 15,000 fatal casualties, IX Corps was withdrawn from this front in early July, but was replaced by XXII Corps, who took part in the Allied counter attack that had driven back the Germans by early August and recovered the lost ground. The Soissons Memorial commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave.

Additional Information

Alexander was an Associate of the Institute of Bankers. He was formerly with the Devonshire Regiment (68340). Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Gartsherrie Churches Rolls of Honour. See photos for Alexanders name on the Soissons Memorial

  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

Creative Commons License

We have made this information and the images available under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement: ©


There are no comments yet for Private Alexander Robertson. Be the first to leave one.

Do you have any information about or memories of Private Alexander Robertson that you would like to share?

Or even if you would just like to leave a message to say you've been here, please leave a comment below.

*Please note that all comments are verified by a moderator before appearing on the site. All fields are required except links to photos.