Private, 25454, Alexander Robertson-Died of Wounds

6th/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers, 21st April 1917

Alexander Robertson from the Arbroath and District Roll of Honour.

Arbroath and District Roll of Honour

The following is an extract of the above publication :- Private Alexander Robertson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was the son of James Robertson and of his wife Jean Reid, 71 Lochland Street, Arbroath. He was twenty-three years of age, and had married Janet Webster and left one son. Before joining the army in April 1916 Private Robertson was in business in North Port as a hairdresser. After a year’s service he died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station in France on the 21st of April 1917. Private Robertson had two brothers serving in the Royal Field Artillery.

Further Military and Civilian Research

  • Alexander Robertson was born in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee.
  • He enlisted at Arbroath, Forfarshire.
  • He died of wounds and was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge.

Family

Alexander Robertson was born c.1894 at Broughty Ferry near Dundee. The following family information is taken from the 1901 Census.

His family is shown as follows :-

  • Father – James Robertson.
  • Mother – Jean Reid or Robertson.
  • Wife – Janet Webster or Robertson.

Addresses

  • His parents address was 71 Lochland Street, Arbroath, Tayside.
  • The C.W.G.C. has his wife’s address as 12, Abbot Street, Arbroath, Tayside.

Medals

Alexander Robertson was awarded the Victory and the British War Medals for his service in the Great War.

Memorials

Alexander Robertson is honoured and remembered on the following memorials :-

  • Arbroath War Memorial.
  • Arbroath Old Kirk.

Links to Additional Information

References

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  • Arbroath and District Roll of Honour.
  • Soldiers Died in the Great War.
  • Medal Index Card.
  • Medal Roll – Royal Scots Fusiliers – Victory and British War Medal.
  • Register of Soldiers Effects.

Groups

Contributors:-

  • Vincent Stuart
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