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  cap badgeLance Corporal Thomas Robertson

9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 5177

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter and Janet Robertson of 50 St John St, Coatbridge then 32a Colt Terrace, Coatbridge. Thomas' elder brother Corporal John Robertson of the Machine Gun Corps was Killed in Action on the 01/12/1917. Another 2 brothers were also serving, one of which lay in a Dublin Hospital suffering from wounds at the time of Thomas' death. From the 1901 Census - Address - 9e Blairhill St, Coatbridge - Peter Robertson aged 44, Janet Robertson aged 40, William Robertson aged 15, Janet L Robertson aged 12, Peter Robertson aged 10, John Robertson aged 8, Thomas Robertson aged 7, Alexander Robertson aged 3, Helen Robertson Jr aged 1. Thomas' Pension was awarded to his father Peter and mother Janet on the 11/09/1917. His elder brother John's Pension was awarded to his father Peter and mother Janet on the 18/06/1918.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 50 St John St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 09/11/1916 received at Trones Wood, Somme

Enlisted

Glasgow 1915

Employed

Teacher in Langloan Public School and Coatbridge High School

Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Grove Town Cemetery (II. C. 11), Meaulte, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

n September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. They were moved in April 1917 and, except for a few burials in August and September 1918, the cemetery was closed. Grove Town Cemetery contains 1,395 First World War burials.

Additional Information

Thomas Died of Wounds at the 2/2nd London Casualty Station in France. See Directory for Thomas' elder brother John's page. Thomas is also remembered on the Glasgow (online), Coatbridge High School and Dunbeth Parish Churches Rolls of Honour (his brother John is listed on another section of the Dunbeth Church Roll of Honour) and with his elder brother John at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Thomas' 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 x 2, Grove Town Cemetery, Thomas and his elder brother John's Pension Records x 2 and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge. Thomas' grave inscription reads "NEVER FORGOTTEN LOVED BY ALL."

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