Letter written July 10th 1918
Reference enquiry about R.S.Robertson
From: OC "B" Coy. 50th Bn. M.G.C.
Officer Commanding "B" Company 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.
To: Mrs. [?] Dobbie,
Maxwell Park, Glasgow
Wednesday July 10th 1918
With reference to your enquiry re 2/Lieut. R.S.ROBERTSON.
I regret that, although the most exhaustive enquiries have been made, no further news of this officer has been received.
He proceeded up the line with his section on the night of 26/27th May 1918,
and the enemy attacked shortly after he had taken up his position, and
nothing further has been heard of his section.
Owing to the rapidity with which the attack developed, it was impossible to establish communication with Lieut. ROBERTSON.
It is not improbable, however, that he was taken prisoner.
Should any news of this officer come to hand, I will communicate with you immediately.
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This was written to mother of RS Robertson informing her that her son was missing.
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