John R Robertson likeness

Private John R Robertson

11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 19571

John R Robertson grave





Personal details

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

Born / Resided

Glasgow / 44c Main St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos




Painter with Mr William Gibson, MainSt, Coatbridge



Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

John and his brother Thomas were 2 of the 64 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

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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