Dec. 15, 1890 Pietermaritzburg uMgungundlovu District Municipality KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Oct. 4, 1917 Zonnebeke Arrondissement Ieper West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, he served as a Captain in the Royal West Surrey Regiment, A Battalion, Tank Corps, British Army. on October 4, 1917, at Zonnebeke, Belgium, Captain Robertson was leading his tanks in attack under heavy shell, machine-gun and rifle fire. Knowing the risk of his tanks missing the way, he continued to lead them on foot, guiding them carefully and patiently towards their objective. He was killed after the objective had been reached, but his skilful leading had already ensured successful action. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously vested the Victoria Cross with his mother receiving his award from Brigadier General C Williams Commander Dublin District at the Royal Barracks, Dublin, Ireland on March 27, 1918.
Age: 28 Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 3rd Bn. Honors: V C
Son of Maj. John Albert Robertson (late R.a.), and Mrs. Frances Octavia Caroline Robertson (nee Wynne), of Struan Hill, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Burial: Oxford Road Cemetery Ypres (Ieper) Arrondissement Ieper West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Plot: Believed to be buried in III. F. 7.
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