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Robertson, William Archibald

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William Archibald Robertson

Black Watch

2nd Batt. Black Watch
He is remembered with honour on the Le Touret Memorial, St. Bride’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 36.

The family home was Hopewell Cottage, Helensburgh The son of William Robertson, (widower) and Jane Robertson.
Siblings: William had one brother, Samuel, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders who died at Loos in September, 1915. He also had another brother, Malcolm and four sisters, Isabella, Chrissie, Winifred and Catherine. 
William Robertson was born in Fife and brought up in Helensburgh where his father was an engineer with the North British Boats.
William was a professional soldier, joining the Scots Greys in 1910 and served in India, then transferring to the Black Watch.
William died at Loos, only a few months after being promoted to Corporal.
He was killed in action in what was described as a 'gallant but unsuccessful attack at the front'. He was 27 years of age.
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