Name:-   Robertson, George

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   21

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  2318

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  6th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Date of death:-   2nd June 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Le Touret Memorial

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panels 24 to 26

Family information:-

Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 12th June 1915 page 8.

"Ballinluig Soldier Killed"

Private George Robertson, 6th Black Watch, is unofficially reported to have died from the effects of a severe thigh wound received in action on the 2nd June.  The news was conveyed by letter from a chaplain to his father, Mr. J. Robertson, farmer, Drummuir, Tullymet.  The letter states that he was buried beside a church, where a cross with his name and regiment was erected.  The warm-hearted French had the grave adorned with flowers as a tribute of honour.

He enlisted on 6th November, and was 21 years of age.  He had the promise of becoming an expert athlete, as he was a capable putter of the stone and a hammer-thrower.

 

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