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Private Robert Glass Robertson

1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service No: 15825

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Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs William Robertson of 44c Main St, Coatbridge. Husband of Annie Nichol Robertson of 28 Hallcraig St, Airdrie. Father of 2 children. 2 of Roberts 3 brothers also fell. Both on the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos. They were Private John R Robertson of the 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (see index) and Private Thomas C Robertson of the 9th Battalion Black Watch (see index). Another brother William also served and survived the war. In his Will dated 13/01/1917 Robert left the whole of his property and effects to his wife

Born / Resided

Glasgow / 28 Hallcraig St, Airdrie

Died

Died of Wounds 24/04/1918 at Etaples

Enlisted

Airdrie 11/12/1914

Employed

Airdrie Bolt Works

Age

35

Buried / Remembered

Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Clais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Etaples Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in France. It is located near Boulogne on the former site of a large military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War.The cemetery contains 10,769 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. Hospitals were stationed again at Etaples during the Second World War. The cemetery was used for burials from January 1940 until the evacuation at the end of May 1940. After the war, a number of graves were brought into the cemetery from other French burial grounds. Of the 119 Second World War burials, 38 are unidentified.

Additional Information

Robert came through most of the heavy fighting until he Died of Wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Etaples just over 6 months before the Armistice. Also remembered on the Airdrie War Memorial (see photos)

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