CaptainROBERTSON, CLEMENT

Died 04/10/1917

Aged 28

3rd Bn.
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

attd. "A" Bn.
Tank Corps

V C

Son of Maj. John Albert Robertson (late R.A.), and Mrs. Frances Octavia Caroline Robertson (nee Wynne), of Struan Hill, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

Inscription

VIRTUTIS GLORIA MERCES

Citation

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."

Buried at OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY

Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Number of casualties: 557

Cemetery/memorial reference: Believed to be buried in III. F. 7.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.