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Corporal John Robertson

Machine Gun Corps ( Cavalry ) 11th Squadron
Service No: 39977

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter and Janet Laurie Robertson of 50 St John St, Coatbridge. Johns brother Lance Corporal Thomas Robertson of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 09/11/1916 (see index). 2 other brothers also served one of which was hospitalised in Dublin suffering from wounds in late 1916

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 50 St John St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/12/1917

Enlisted

Coatbridge /09/1914

Employed

Rivet Maker in the Stobcross Bolt and Rivet Works

Age

25

Buried / Remembered

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

On an elevated terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery in Louverval, France, stands the Cambrai Memorial. It commemorates 7,116 servicemen from Britain and South Africa who died in the Battle of Cambrai whose graves are not known. On 20 November 1917, the British Third Army launched an attack towards Cambrai. The method of assault was new, with no preliminary artillery bombardment. Instead, a large number of tanks were used in significant force. The memorial holds the names of seven recipients of the Victoria Cross.

Additional Information

John was formerly with the Royal Rifle Corps (11981). Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Dunbeth Parish Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Johns name on the Cambrai Memorial

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