Lieutenant Edmund John McRory Robertson

Lieutenant Edmund John McRory ( Mac ) Robertson, M.I.D., 70th Battery, 34th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on 22nd May, 1915. aged 23 and is buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” In Love And Pride Of Mac Life Not Death “.A regular soldier commissioned in 1910 he was wounded at Mons in 1914 and mentioned in Sir John Frenches first despatches. He was the son of Dr. J.R.S. Robertson and Mrs Bessie Robertson of the Lighthouse, Winterton, Great Yarmouth. Dr. Robertson was a freeman of Berwick upon Tweed and formerly in the Army Medical Service. The Field Artillery used the 18 pounder gun in an anti infantry role using both high explosive and shrapnel shells and the photograph shows a Battery in action.

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