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William Robertson
Birth: Feb. 27, 1865
Death: Dec. 6, 1949

Boer War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Sergeant Major in the Gordon Highlanders, British Army. On October 21, 1899, at the Battle of Elandslaagte, Africa, during the final advance on the enemy's position, Sergeant Major Robertson led each successive rush, exposing himself to the enemy's artillery and rifle fire. After the main position had been captured, he led a small party to seize the Boer camp. Though exposed to cross-fire from the enemy's rifles, he held on to the position captured and continued to encourage the men until he was wounded. For gallantry of the highest order, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Portobello Cemetery
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
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Record added: Nov 20, 2003
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- poddop
 Added: Dec. 6, 2016

- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 29, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jan. 14, 2016
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