Private George Robertson

Private George Laidler Robertson, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium by a sniper on the evening of 31st May, 1915 aged 21 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robertson of Hide Hill, Berwick upon Tweed. The photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918 when it was transferred to the 42nd ( East Lancashire ) Division as a Pioneer Battalion. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where nearby on 26th April 1915 during the Battle of St Julien the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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