William Bruce Hope Robertson

RankSecond Lieutenant William Bruce Hope Robertson
RegimentCameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Battalion
Military Service

1915 Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 8th Cameronians on 3rd April. He embarked for Gallipoli on 17th May as the junior second lieutenant in No 3 Company commanded by Captain Cecil Dunn Macindoe, another of the Necropolis casualties.


c1884 Glasgow

Death28th June 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action during the action at Gully Ravine on the 28th June.

MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 92 To 97

Joseph C Robertson (1849-1918) and Margaret Hope (1849-1939), married 1874

Father's Occupation

Cotton spinner and manufacturer


John H H (c1880- ), James B (1881- ), Elizabeth M H (c1888- )




Glasgow Academy


Life assurance agent

1901 Census

2 La Belle Place, Glasgow

1911 Census

13 Westbourne Terrace, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 145
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

There are difficulties in confidently identifying Robertson in the official records due to doubts about his forenames. The CWGC seems to have him listed as Robert Bruce Hope Robertson (all other details match). The University of Glasgow WW1 Roll of Honour lists a William Bruce Robertson who was awarded the MC and presumed killed at Gallipoli on 28th June 1915 but neither I nor the Cameronian Museum at Hamilton can find a trace of this award in connection with William B H Robertson.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Museum, Hamilton, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), and Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk),

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org

Family Search – www.familysearch.org

The Long, Long Trail – http://www.1914-1918.net/

Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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