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Private Thomas C Robertson

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4849

Thomas C Robertson grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs William Robertson of 44c Main St, Coatbridge. Married with 3 children. 2 of Thomas` 3 brothers also fell, Private John R Robertson of the 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 (see index) at the Battle of Loos with Thomas. Another brother Private Robert G Robertson of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers Died of Wounds on the 24/04/1918 (see index). The last remaining brother William also served and survived the war

Born / Resided

Anderston, Glasgow / Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Rivet Maker in Stobcross Rivet and Bolt Works

Age

34

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

Thomas and his brother John were both Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos in which 64 men from the Memorial fell. See photos for Thomas` name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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