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VC439   William Robertson

BORN   27 February 1865

DIED   6 December 1949   AGE   84

VC Won   21 October 1899   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Battle of Elandslaagte

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William Robertson   No.    

VC Issue No.   439   Awards   VC   CBE

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Place Of Death   Edinburgh, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 July 1900

VC Presented   25 August 1900, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

By The Way…

During the First World War he was a recruiting officer in Edinburgh

VC Held By

Scottish United Services Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



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