Robertson, Norman John

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Robertson, Norman John

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Thomas Robertson, M. A., schoolmaster ; born Lower Cabrach, Banffshire, 5 October 1889 ; educated Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; graduated M. A., 1914 ; trained for teaching, Aberdeen Provincial Training Centre. As soon as he had finished his training as a teacher, Robertson enlisted as a Private in the 4th Gordons in December 1914, and served in home camps until January 1916 when he was sent abroad with the rank of Corporal. He saw active service in France and Belgium for five months, then was severely wounded while fixing wire entanglements, and died the next day, 30 May 1916, in a Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny. His Commanding Officer wrote of Robertson : "He was one of the best N.C.O.'s in the Company, and was marked out for speedy promotion, and his loss is greatly felt by us all. He was popular with officers and men, and did his duty on all occasions without regard to his personal safety."

Date of Death: 30 May 1916

Burial Details: Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 1, Row C, Grave 47.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.