Remembered with honour Vignacourt British Cemetery: Plot V, Row C, Grave 1.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private GS/2209 Royal Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 15 November 1915, and died at 20 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Margaret (nee BROWN) ROBERTSON of Edinburgh.
His parents probably married in Scotland or Ireland.
James was born 1888 In Belfast, and resided in Wealdstone, Middx.
On the 1891 Census, the family are assumed to be in Ireland. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in South Manchester, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, an etcher at poster printers aged 22, he lived in Wealdstone, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit11th (Service) Battalion
Date of death16/08/1918
Age at death30
Place of death
NotesJames is probably the J ROBERTSON commemorated by Watford Printers
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)