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Robertson, Samuel Leggie

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Samuel Leggie Robertson

Seaforth Highlanders

8th Batt. Seaforth Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial, the Scottish National War Memorial, St. Bride’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 37.

The family home was Hopewell Cottage, Helensburgh The son of William Robertson, (widower) and Jane Robertson.
Siblings: Samuel had 1 brother, William, serving with the Black Watch who died at Loos in May 1915. He also had another brother, Malcolm and four sisters, Isabella, Chrissie, Winifred and Catherine.
Samuel Robertson was born in Helensburgh and brought up in the town where his father was an engineer with the North British Boats.
Samuel was employed as a motor driver (public bar) before enlisting. He is pictured in the uniform of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and may have joined their ranks and transferred later.
Samuel died, killed in action, at Loos aged 26 years. His remains were not recovered.
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