Pte. John Alexander ROBERTSON

Pte. John Alexander ROBERTSON

Male 1886 - 1918  (31 years)

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  • Name John Alexander ROBERTSON 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 4 Nov 1886  Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WW1 11 Jun 1915  Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CEF, Manitoba Regiment 37th Battalion #408871 
    WWI service 2 Sep 1918  Dury, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 2 Sep 1918  Dury, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Arras, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery
    Arras, France 
    Person ID I41790246  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2021 

    Father John ROBERTSON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth WOOD,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Cobden Memorial Hall Plaque with Names of Fallen Soldiers
    Cobden Memorial Hall Plaque with Names of Fallen Soldiers
    The Cobden Sun, Nov 13, 1919
    WWI Memorial Plaque - Cobden Legion
    WWI Memorial Plaque - Cobden Legion
    Photograph provided by Wayne Bennett

    Documents
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    newspaper article-The Cobden Sun, Aug 29, 1919 p. 1
    Robertston, Pte. John Alexander, Canadian Virtual War Memorial (military)
    Robertston, Pte. John Alexander, Canadian Virtual War Memorial (military)
    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/574851?John%20Alexander%20Robertson
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    Newspaper Clipping from the 1958 Scrapbook of Irene McLaren,
    provided to Fay Bennett by Jack McLaren
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander letter
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander letter
    The Renfrew Mercury February 1, 1918, p. 1
    Robertson, Pte John A. died of wounds
    Robertson, Pte John A. died of wounds
    The Renfrew Mercury, Oct 4, 1918
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander
    The Renfrew Mercury, Oct 4, 1918

    Histories
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander - casualty WWI
    Robertson, Pte. John Alexander - casualty WWI
    Articles and information compiled by Fay Bennett

  • Notes 
    • Cobden of the Past FB Page, Nov 8, 2018
      Pte. John Alexander Robertson of Cobden was a labourer who enlisted Mar 1, 1915 at age 28 and died 2 Sep 1918 in France, age 31. In August of 1917 he was admitted to hospital in London with a gunshot wound to his face and gas poisoning after which he returned to duty. He was the son of John Robertson and Elizabeth Wood (it is not known if they came to Canada). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and two of his sisters also came to this area. Elizabeth m. Clifton O?Brien of Westmeath Twp., and Margaret m. Hugh Shields also of Westmeath Twp. Pte. Robertson was serving with the 87th Canadian Battalion when killed in action.

    WW1:
    • served in France
      Aug 6, 1917 - GSW face & shell gassed
      Sep 2, 1918 GSW multi

    WWI service:
    • . "When near the 'jumping off' trench during an attack on enemy positions Southwest of Dury, he was wounded by shrapnel and evacuated to the Field Ambulance where he succumbed to multiple wounds."

  • Sources 
    1. [S494207] Mil-War Graves Registers, Canada (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948, Canada., (Ancestry.com Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).

    2. [S871] Newspaper - Births, Deaths and Marriages Abstracts From the Renfrew Mercury 1871 - 1924, Church, Les & Aldine.

    3. [S492933] Newspaper - Births, Deaths and Marriages Abstracts From the Renfrew Mercury 1871 - 1924, Church, Les & Aldine.

    4. [S494211] Mil-Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada, ((www.veterans.gc.ca/eng)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S494210] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    6. [S493874] Mil-Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ((www.cwgc.org)), ). (Reliability: 3).