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2nd Lt G. Robertson, Cameron Highlanders 25/9/15

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt G. Robertson, Cameron Highlanders 25/9/15 Reply with quote

Can anyone shed any light on this officer? I'm not getting anywhere on him.

Second Lieutenant ROBERTSON, G

Died 25/09/1915

3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders

Buried at DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDGW

Name: Gilbert Robertson
Death Date: 25 Sep 1915
Rank: 2 Lieutenant
Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Battalion: 3rd Battalion Att 1/B
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Father Robert - Soldiers effects
of Logie Easter School House, Kildary, Ross-shire and of ? Delny Muir Delny, Ross-shire? - MIC

UPDATE: Canmore has a listing for a school at Delny Muir.
https://canmore.org.uk/site/241813/delny-muir

Just off the A9, north of Invergordon.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London Gazette 5/2/1915 p.1219 & 1220

INFANTRY.
The undermentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 6th February, 1915, unless otherwise stated:
Gilbert Robertson, 3rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.

1901 Logie Easter School House
Robert Robertson 41 (Schoolmaster)
Mary Robertson 41
Catherine Robertson 8
Jessie Robertson 6
Gilbert Robertson 4 - born 1896 (Scotlandspeople)
Charlotte Robertson 3
John Robertson 1
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

Thank you very much indeed. Superb.

Am I being stupid in not finding him listed on any memorials in that area?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek - Em, How can I put this???????????

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic3840.html&highlight=gilbert

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aberdeen Press & Journal 22/10/1915 p.7

ROSS-SHIRE officer killed in ACTION.
Second-Lieut. Gilbert Robertson, Cameron Highlanders,- attached 1st Battalion who has been killed action, only recently left Fettes College, where he was head of the school, and gained an open scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford. He was 19 years of age, and was the son of Mr Robert Robertson, Logie Easter Schoolhouse, Kildary. Ross-shire. Besides being a prominent scholar, he was a member of the Fettes. Rugby football team.

The Scotsman 6/10/1915 p.8

FETTESIAN KILLED News was received yesterday afternoon that Sec. Lt. Gilbert Robertson , who recently left Fettes College, had been killed in action. He was head of the school, and gained an open scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford, last December. He was with the 1st Cameron Highlanders when killed. Sec. Lt. Robertson was a prominent member of the school , being a promising scholar, and was also in the fifteens. He was the son of Mr Robert Robertson, Logie Easter Schoolbouse, Kildary, Ross-shire.
Sec. Lt. Robertson was 19 years of age .

He is named on the Fettes College War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guilty as charged! DOH!!! Embarassed

Thanks Ken.
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