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Lance Corporal Thomas Robertson

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

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Family Information

Son of Peter and Janet Robertson of 50 St John St, Coatbridge. Thomas` brother Corporal John Robertson of the Machine Gun Corps was Killed in Action on the 01/12/1917 (see index). Another 2 brothers were also serving, one of which lay in a Dublin Hospital suffering from wounds at the time of Thomas` death

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, 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. Also remembered on the Glasgow (online), Coatbridge High School and Dunbeth Parish Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). Thomas` grave inscription reads " NEVER FORGOTTEN LOVED BY ALL. "

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