Memorial: Robert Robertson

No direct link to Dalmeny has been found but it is possible his father is listed in the Dalmeny 1920 valuation Roll as Foreman in Dalmeny Oil Co.

Sergeant Robert Robertson, of 9th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders),was born in Liberton in 1878. A career soldier, he served in south Africa in 1902 and in India from 1904 – 1908. In 1912 he was  discharged from his period of engagement. He then enlisted with the 9th Black Watch.
He was killed in action on 26th August aged 37,  during the 3rd battle of Ypres.
Robert is commemorated on Panel 94 -96, Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal, with Orange Free State and South Africa 1902 Bars. Also the British War and Victory Medals. (His Medal Card states the 1914/15 star was given, but returned in 1920 as it was submitted in error).

Robert’s Brother Henry- Private, of 1st Battalion Black Watch No: 8340, died 11.11.1914 aged 32, in Belgium. His name is not on the Dalmeny Memorial, but he is commemorated on Panel Ref 37, Menin Gate, Ypres, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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