Roy Henderson Robertson

First Name: 
Roy
Middle Name: 
Henderson
Last Name: 
Robertson
Date of Birth: 
Friday, July 7, 1899
Mother's Name: 
Helen (nee Livingston)
Father's Name: 
William Robertson
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, May 26, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, November 7, 1915
Place of Death: 
Russells Top Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Roy Robertson was a single 18 year old shop hand from Scarborough, NSW, when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19th June 1915 with 2nd Reinforcements, 20th Battalion.

After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli. Roy was at Russells Top when he was killed and is buried in Walkers Ridge Cemetery, the actual grave is unknown.

His brother James Robertson (Service No 3221) was captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war. He returned to Australia in March 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ROBERTSON ROY HENDERSON

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