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  cap badgeLance Corporal Francis (Frank) Robertson

Royal Engineers 180th Tunnelling Company
Service No: 147585

Francis (Frank) Robertson grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of William Robertson and Helen (Ellen) Murphy Robertson of 13 Kelvin St, Greenend, Coatbridge. Frank had a brother serving with the Cameron Highlanders at the time of his death. In his Will dated 29/02/1916 he left the whole of his effects to his father. From the 1891 Census - Address - 154 Calder St, Coatbridge - William Robertson aged 26, Ellen Robertson aged 24, Ellen Robertson aged 4, John Robertson aged 3, Mary Robertson aged 1, Francis Robertson aged 2 months. From the 1901 Census - Address - 26b Partick St, Coatbridge - William Robertson aged 36, Ellen Robertson aged 34, John Robertson aged 13, Mary Robertson aged 11, Francis Robertson aged 10, William Robertson aged 9, Robert Robertson aged 5, Arthur Robertson aged 3, Angus Robertson aged 1, Frank's uncle Arthur Murphy aged 23. Frank's Pension was awarded to his father William then his mother Helen (Ellen) on the 01/12/1917.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 13 Kelvin St, Greenend, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 29/05/1917 at No.12 General Hospital, Rouen, France




Miner in Cairnhill Colliery


26 / DOB - 30/01/1891

Buried / Remembered

St Sever Cemetery Extension (P. II. K. 4A), Rouen, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

During the First World War, Commonwealth camps and hospitals were stationed on the southern outskirts of Rouen. A base supply depot and the 3rd Echelon of General Headquarters were also established in the city. Almost all of the hospitals at Rouen remained there for practically the whole of the war. They included eight general, five stationary, one British Red Cross and one labour hospital, and No. 2 Convalescent Depot. A number of the dead from these hospitals were buried in other cemeteries, but the great majority were taken to the city cemetery of St. Sever. In September 1916, it was found necessary to begin an extension, where the last burial took place in April 1920. The cemetery extension contains 8,348 Commonwealth burials of the First World War (ten of them unidentified) and in Block "S" there are 328 from the Second World War (18 of them unidentified). There are also 8 Foreign National burials here.

Additional Information

Frank Died of his Wounds at the No.12 General Hospital in Rouen, France. Frank is listed as SAPPER on the Memorial. He was previously a Private with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (8774). See photos for Frank's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, another photo of Frank's Grave, St Sever Cemetery Extension, his Pension Records x 3, his former Regiment the Argyll and Sutherland Fusiliers Cap Badge and the Royal Engineers Cap Badge

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