On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
ROBERT SERGIUS ROBERTSON: 20th July
Graduate Member since 1914.
At the outbreak of war he was Apprenticed to Blackadder Bros.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, 2nd Lieutenant, Kings Own Scottish Borders, 1st Battalion, attached to 3rd Battalion.
Died of wounds.
Sec. Lieut. ROBERT SERGIUS ROBERTSON, lst King’s Own Scottish Borderers, was born at Ponce, Porto Rico, West Indies, on 4th September 1893.
His primary education was received at Albert Road Academy, Pollokshields, Glasgow, and afterwards at Allan Glen’s School. Leaving there he took the Diploma Course at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, gaining the Associateship. During the last year of his studies, he was at the University of Glasgow and took his B.Sc. degree in Engineering.
He received his practical engineering training partly with Messrs. Blackadder Bros., Falkirk, and Messrs. Gauldie and Gillespie, of Kinning Park, Glasgow.
From the O.T.C. of his University he received his Commission in March 1915, being attached to the 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and was with his battalion in Gallipoli from the beginning of October 1915 until the evacuation of our forces.
He was transferred with his unit to France, and was wounded at Beaumont Hamel on 8th July 1916, his death taking place at Rouen on 20th July, in his twenty-third year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1914.
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