John R Robertson likeness

Private John R Robertson

11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 19571

John R Robertson grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Glasgow / 44c Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Painter with Mr William Gibson, MainSt, Coatbridge

Age

27

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Youngest son of Mr and Mrs William Robertson of 44c Main St, Coatbridge. 2 of Johns brothers also fell. Private Thomas C Robertson of the 9th Battalion Black Watch was also Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos (see index). Both have no known grave and are remembered on the Loos Memorial. Another brother Private Robert G Robertson of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers Died of Wounds on the 24/04/1918 (see index). The only remaining brother William also served and survived the war

Additional Information

John and his brother Thomas were 2 of the 78 men from the Memorial to be Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. See photos for Johns name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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