Lieutenant William Robertson V.C

London Gazette, 20th July, 1900


"William Robertson, Sargeant-Major (now Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant), The Gordon Highlanders. Date of Act of Bravery: 21st October, 1899. At the Battle of Elandslaagte, on the 21st October,1899, during the final advance on the enemy position, this Warrant Officer led each successive rush, exposing himself fearlessly to the enemy`s artillery and rifle fire to encourage the men. After the main position had been captured, he led a small party to seize the Boer Camp. Though exposed to a deadly cross-fire from the enemy`s rifles he gallantly held the position captured, and continued to encourage the men until he was wounded in two places."



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