Leslie George Duncan Robertson

Name

Leslie George Duncan Robertson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/09/1919
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
128979
Royal Fusiliers
45th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL
Russia

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Hertford Grammar Memorial - now Richard Hale School, Hertford
Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial
Memorial plaque in St James’ Church, Stanstead Abbotts

Pre War

Born on 29 Sep 1899 in 47 Talbot Road, Ealing, London and baptised on 26 Nov 1899 in St John’s Church, Ealing and son of Ernest Duncan T and Alice Emily Robertson (nee Hitch).

In 1911 he was living in Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts and attended Hertford Grammar School. He had two brothers Kenneth and John and two sisters Linda and Marjorie. His father was a decorator.

Wartime Service

Joined the Army at the Recruiting office in Whitehall, posted to Bedfordshire Regt and then transferred to Royal Fusiliers as Private 128979. Joined 45th Battalion when formed in 1919. Sent to Russia as part of the North Russia Relief Force. On 02/08/1918 occupied the port of Archangel in Northern Russia, by the end of that month there were almost 35,000 Allied troops in Russia, who fought throughout the winter and into the following spring. It was decided to withdraw Allied troops by the middle of 1919 and evacuation began in September. Leslie’s unit were engaged against Bolshevik forces near the village of Tulgas. He was killed in an enemy counter attack on 14/09/19 and is buried in the village of Chamova.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry Collins