Name:- Robertson, Robert Mackenzie
Age :- 32
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*).
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.
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
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.
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