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James Peter Robertson
Birth: Oct. 26, 1883
Death: Nov. 6, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, he served as a Private in the 27th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Infantry. On November 6, 1917, during the assault on Passchendaele, Belgium, Private Robertsonís platoon was held up by uncut wire and a enemy machine gun causing many casualties. He on his own rushed the machine gun, after a desperate struggle with the crew, killed four and then turned the gun on the remainder which were running towards their own lines. He inflicted more casualties among the enemy, then carrying the captured machine gun, he led his platoon to the final objective. There he got the machine gun into action, firing on the retreating enemy and kept down the fire of the enemy snipers. Later, when two of his comrades were badly wounded in front of his trench, he went out and carried one of them in under very severe fire. He was killed just as he returned with the second man. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on January 11, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Tyne Cot Cemetery
Zonnebeke
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
 
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