John Robertson

10445, Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment.

Missing In Action on the 10th March 1917.

Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

John arrived in France on the 30th May 1915. On the 10th March 1917 the Battalion were in the forward firing line at Irles, near Albert, in the Somme sector. At 5.15 am the Battalion attacked Grevillers Trench in conjunction with the 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. The trench was captured at once and a line of posts was established in front to facilitate the digging of a new assembly trench for a future attack. 100 prisoners were taken and three Machine Guns and two light trench mortars were captured. Casualties amongst the Other Ranks were; 10 Killed, 75 wounded and 9 missing. One of the missing men was John Robertson.

He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. (Pier/Face 11D.)

Medal Entitlement: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.


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