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Regiment & Unit/Ship

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

3rd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 04 October 1917

Age 28 years old

Buried or commemorated at


Believed to be buried in III. F. 7.


Photos of cemeteries east of Ieper, taken 24 & 25 April 2010: headstone of Captain C Robertson, VC in Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium
  • Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. "A" Bn. Tank Corps
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Maj. John Albert Robertson (late R.A.), and Mrs. Frances Octavia Caroline Robertson (nee Wynne), of Struan Hill, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.
  • Personal Inscription VIRTUTIS GLORIA MERCES
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30433, dated 14th Dec. 1917, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery in leading his Tanks in attack under heavy shell, machine-gun and rifle fire. Capt. Robertson, knowing the risk of the Tanks missing the way, continued to lead them on foot, guiding them carefully and patiently towards their objective although he must have known that his action would almost inevitably cost him his life. This gallant officer was killed after his objective had been reached, but his skilful leading had already ensured successful action. His utter disregard of danger and devotion to duty afford an example of outstanding valour."

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