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2nd Lt Archibald Robertson, Kirkwall

 
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IanA



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt Archibald Robertson, Kirkwall Reply with quote

A plaque on the wall of the cathedral.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the UKNIWM database this is the inscription:

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ARCHIBLAD ROBERTSON
SECOND LIEUTENANT IN BLACK WATCH & ATTACHED
TO THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
2ND SON OF DUNCAN JOHN ROBERTSON AND
MARGARET KEIR GARDEN BORN AT CRANITT
ST. OLA, ORKNEY, 23RD FEBRUARY 1898
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR ROULERS
BELGIUM 8TH JUNE 1917
QUI PROCUI HINC QUI ARET DIEM
PERLIT SED MILES SED PRO PATRIA"

Here are his CWGC details:

ROBERTSON, ARCHIBALD GARDEN
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 66th Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 08/06/1917
Additional information: Son of Duncan John Robertson, of Crantit House, St. Ola, Orkney, and his wife Margaret Keir Garden.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

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Brian Budge



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Location: Kirkwall, Orkney

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Archibald Robertson Reply with quote

Archie Robertson's younger brother, Donald, was killed by shellfire in the evening of 6th August 1944 in Normandy.
Here are his CWGC details:

ROBERTSON, DONALD
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Cdg. 7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders
Age: 38
Date of death: 06/08/1944
Additional information: Son of Duncan John and Margaret Keir Robertson; husband of Joan L. Robertson, of Broughton, Preston, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave: III.B.20 in Bayeux War Cemetery

Photos of his grave in Kirkwall section my website, taken in 2002 & 2007.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 44711
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