Name:-   Robertson, Robert Mackenzie

Nationality:-  UK

Age :-  32

Rank:-    Private

Number:-  2188


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-   47th Bn. Australian Imperial Force

Date of death:-    14th March 1918

Cemetery / Memorial:- Atherton Old Cemetery, Queensland, Australia

Area of cemetery / memorial :- Pres. 3.B.35. (GRM/4*).

Family information:-

Son of Janet Robertson, Glen Orchy, Stanley, Perthshire.  In the 1881 Census James and Janet Robertson were living at Blackhaugh Farm, Caputh, Perthshire.  He is listed as being a farmer of 120 acres all arable.  With them were numerous children ... William aged 16, Isabella aged 15, John aged 14, James aged 12, Elizabeth aged 10, Alexander aged 9, Jessie Ann aged 7, Theodore aged 5, Mary aged 3, and Charles aged 2 months.  Everyone is listed as being born in Caputh.

1891 Census

Taymount Farm, Kinclaven, Perthshire

James Robertson, head, 58, farmer, b. Caputh, Perthshire

Janet Robertson, wife, 47, b. Caputh

John Robertson, son, 24, farmerís son, b. Caputh

James Alexander Robertson, son, 22, bankerís clerk, b. Caputh

Elizabeth Jane Robertson, daughter, 20, farmerís daughter, b. Caputh

Theodore Robertson, son, 15, Cattle Salesman's Clerk, b. Caputh


Blackhaugh, Caputh, Perthshire

William Robertson, head, 27, farmer, b. Caputh

Isabella Robertson, sister, 26, b. Caputh

Alexander Robertson, brother, 19, farmerís brother, b. Caputh

Jessie Ann Robertson, sister, 17, b. Caputh

Mary Robertson, sister, 13, scholar, b. Caputh

Charles Robertson, brother, 10, scholar, B. Caputh

Robert Robertson, brother, 6, scholar, b. Caputh

Extra information:-

When he signed the attestation papers in Australia, he was 29, and a farmer. He had served for two years in the 5th Bn. Black Watch before he left for Australia. He was unmarried. He joined up in Atherton, Queensland on 18th March, 1915. He was 5ft. 11 1/2 inches tall, weighed 168 lbs., had a chest measurement of 37 inches, has fair hair and blue eyes, and had two small tattoo marks on the back of his left wrist.

His record says he was hospitalised with influenza on 10th October 1915. He was very poorly for some months, and was, eventually, shipped back to England. From September 1916 to February 1917 he suffered server dysentery, enteritis, and debility. He was discharged as fit on 9th may 1917.

There are extensive records available from the Australian national Archives.

Caputh Cemetery

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