William Bruce Hope Robertson

Second Lieutenant William Bruce Hope Robertson
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Battalion
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
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
Cotton spinner and manufacturer
John H H (c1880- ), James B (1881- ), Elizabeth M H (c1888- )
Glasgow Academy
Life assurance agent
2 La Belle Place, Glasgow
13 Westbourne Terrace, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 145
Scottish National War Memorial
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 SourcesMuch 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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