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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:30 am    Post subject: Robert Robertson Reply with quote

Robert Robertson WO HMS Cyclops born Elgin 21/08/1884 enlisted Elgin Age 34 Died of Illness 21-Nov-18 Son of Donald Robertson, Breas Croft, Elchies & Sarah Gair Robertson. Morayshire Roll of Honour: page 364 : Occ Telegraphist & Sorting Clerk. Husband of Alice G Sim. MI: NE(E)931. Elgin & Elgin PO
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

You need to do a bit more to provide official evidence of a non comm. The Morayshire Roll of Honour details alone are not acceptable, as some will certainly be listed whose death had no conection to war service.

I will check to see if any Navy info can be found and update here, but ultimatly his Death Certificate will be required if a case is possible.

It appears HMS Cyclops was a Depot Ship at Scapa during WW1, so he may have died on Orkney. He might well have worked there as a civilian telegraphist.


Update - Nothing found relating to Navy service.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject: Looking for info on www.naval-history.net Reply with quote

I can't find Robert on the lists. Will recheck.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

Delboy has kindly supplied the DC for Robertson which does not assist.
Mention is made of his being a telegraphist on HMS Cyclops, but nothing to support him being in the Royal Navy.

As advised already in post 2, I found nothing relating to Navy service. He may have been a civilian, Reservist, etc and would not qualify for CWGC due to dying of Anaemia / Influenza
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Thanks for all the help Reply with quote

Thanks for all the help and I just keep finding odd details which need looking into...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Updated info Reply with quote

Robert Robertson WO HMS Cyclops born Elgin 21/08/1884 enlisted Elgin Age 34 Died of Illness Elgin 21-Nov-18 Son of Donald Robertson, Crofter, Breas Croft, Elchies & Sarah (McPherson) Gair Robertson. Died at 18 Forteath St; Elgin. Morayshire Roll of Honour: page 364 : Occ Telegraphist & Sorting Clerk. Husband of Alice Gordon Sim. MI: NE(E)931. New Elgin Elgin & Elgin PO
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