William Archibald Robertson does not have a likeness. If you have one, please link to it in the comments section.

  cap badgeSergeant William Archibald Robertson

2nd Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Service No: 1946

William Archibald Robertson grave

322

3

1

0

2
Personal details

Family Information

Son of William Robertson. William had a brother Malcolm and 4 sisters Isabel, Christina, Winifred, and Catherine.

Born / Resided

Burntisland, Fifeshire / 169 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 09/05/1915

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

(No data. If you have details, please add a comment)

Age

(No data. If you have details, please add a comment)

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panels 24 to 26), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and 1915 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Additional Information

See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Le Touret Memorial Panel List, his name on the Le Touret Memorial and the Black Watch Cap Badge.

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo  additional photo

Creative Commons License

We have made this information and the images available under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement: © coatbridgeandthegreatwar.com

Comments

There are no comments yet for Sergeant William Archibald Robertson. Be the first to leave one.


Do you have any information about or memories of Sergeant William Archibald Robertson that you would like to share?

Or even if you would just like to leave a message to say you've been here, please leave a comment below.

*Please note that all comments are verified by a moderator before appearing on the site. All fields are required except links to photos.