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 Clement Robertson

Clement Robertson

Birth
Pietermaritzburg, uMgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death 4 Oct 1917 (aged 26)
Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Burial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot Believed to be buried in III. F. 7.
Memorial ID 8041578 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8041578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clement Robertson (15 Dec 1890–4 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8041578, citing Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .