We remember William Robertson

We remember William Robertson

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Timeline

Timeline

1882
sibling Mary Thomson Robertson Source:7604482 1882
1887
birth Edinburgh United Kingdom Source:6968240 2nd July 1887
1895
sibling John James Watt Robertson Source:7604482 29th March 1895
1906
events Queens Rifle Volunteer Corps First Battalion Service in the Imperial Yeomanry Volunteer Force United Kingdom Source:8924005 28th June 1906 - 31st March 1908
1908
enlistment Edinburgh, Midlothian United Kingdom Source:8924005 9th April 1908
1914
service British Army Lance Corporal 297 Royal Scots 4th Battalion Source:8924005 5th August 1914
1914
service British Army Sergeant 297 Royal Scots 2/4th Battalion Source:8924005 24th November 1914 - 24th October 1916
1916
events Officer Cadet Battalion Training Oxford United Kingdom Source:8924005 4th August 1916
1916
commission Temporary Source:8924005 24th October 1916
1916
service British Army 2nd Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Battalion Source:8924005 14th November 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:7604417 December 1916 - May 1917
1916
service British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion Source:8903668 19th December 1916 - 3rd May 1917
1917
missing Source:8903668 3rd May 1917
education Leith Walk School Source:8924005
employment Telegraph Messenger Source:7604482
employment Telegraph Tracer GPO Source:7604400
education George Heriot's School Source:8924005
education Heriot Watt College Source:8924005
1917
death Died of wounds Family were told he was missing in action. Body not found. This is confirmed by battalion war diary and confirmation of no trace found and therefore assumed dead in WO 339/685154. Monchy le Preux France Source:6968238 Source:8924005 Source:3780729 3rd May 1917
burial Arras Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Source:7604530

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William
Initials W
Last Name Robertson
Source 3780729
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 297 Royal Scots 4th Battalion Lance Corporal
British Army Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army 297 Royal Scots 2/4th Battalion Sergeant
British Army Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Battalion 2nd Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Watt mother
Andrew Thompson Robertson father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Thomson Robertson sister 1882
John James Watt Robertson brother 29th March 1895

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Anne27705
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Anne27705
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Anne27705

External Evidence

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills Anne27705
Battalion diary of 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers April 1916 - December 1916 Anne27705
2/Lieutenant William Robertson Royal Scots Fusiliers Anne27705

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