Lieutenant Robert Douglas Finch Robertson MC


1895 Sep 25 Born Syresham, Northamptonshire. (His parents Robert Duncan Robertson and Emma Rose E Finch had married in Jul/Sep 194 aat Aylesbury)

1901 census he is a "visitor" at Old Park Farm, Astwell And Falcott, Astwell & Falcott, Brackley, Northampton

While his parents are at 28, Kings Mount, Birkenhead

1911 census at Felstead School, Dunmow, Essex as a boarder

His parents are living at 4 Verulam Buildings Grays Inn , London W C

1914 Nov 4. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants - Robert Douglas Finch Robertson in ASC

1914 Dec 29. Temporary Second Lieutenant Robert Douglas Finch Robertson, from the Army Service Corps, to be temporary Second Lieutenant 9th South Staffordshire Regt. (Pioneers)

1914 Dec 29. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. are transferred from Res. Bns. with seniority stated against their names. S. Lan. Regt. R. D. F. Robertson (from S. Staff. R.).

1915 Nov 14. Sent to MEF at Madras

1915 Dec 6. Sent to Egypt. Unattached to any unit for 5 months

1916 Apr 26. Posted to 9th S Lancs in Macedonia

1916 Oct. Attached 66 Brigade Trench Mortar Battery in Macedonia

1917 Mar 10. Re-joined 9th S Staffs in Macedonia

1917 Jul 1. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be .temp. Lts. Lan. Fus. R. D. F. Robertson.. Transferred to 10 S Staffs.

1917 Aug 31. Admitted to hospital wounded in Salonica

1917 Nov 22, Sent to hospital in Malta

1917 Dec 18. Arrives back in UK

1918 Mar 18. Gazetted MC T./2nd Lt. Robert Douglas Finch Robertson, Lan. Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of the leading line of a raiding party he led his men into the enemy's trench with great courage and determination, and remained in the enemy's position for five hours. He set a splendid example to his men.

1918 May 11. Joined 3rd Essex Regt at Felixstowe

1918 Jun 8. Duty with RAF

1918 Jun 9 Admin work with RA Command Depot at Ripon

1918 Aug 2. T:ho undermentioned 2nd Lt. to be Lt. : Essex R.—R. D. F. Robertson.

1918 Sep 10. Acting Adjutant 38 Training Depot RAF at Tadcaster

1918 Nov 21. married in London to Helen Nora Deighton.

1918 Oct 26. Acting Adjutant 105 Training Squadron RAF at East Fortune

1919 Oct 13 re-join Essex Regt at Warley

1920 Aug 28. Posted to 1st Essex at Kinsale

1920 Jul/Sep Daughter Muriel H Robertson born in York.

1920 Oct 9 Shot in Percival Ambush

1920 Oct 10. Admitted Central Mil Hospital Cork

1920 Oct 12. Died from wounds received in the Percival Ambush. Age 25 1st battalion Essex Regiment the next day

Husband of H N Robertson , 76 Monkgate, York

Buried Fulford Water Burial Ground

1920 Oct 14. Military Inquiry

1920 Dec 13. Probate granted to Robert Duncan Robertson

Percival Ambush