Promotion to 2nd Lieutenant
From 26th September 1917 Robert Spiers Robertson
was appointed to the rank of Second Lieutenant
George by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith. Emperor of India, etc.
To Our Trusty and well beloved Robert Speirs Robertson Greeting:
We reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage, and good Conduct, do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in Our Land Forces from the Twenty Sixth day of September 1917. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the Rank of Second Lieutenant or in such higher Rank as We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or appoint you to, of which a notification will be made in the London Gazette, and you are at all times to exercise and well discipline in Arms both the inferior Officers and Men serving under you and use your best endeavours to keep them in good order and Discipline. And We do hereby Command them to Obey you as their superior Officer, and you to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as from time to time, you shall recieve from Us, or any [of] your superior Officer[s] according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in you.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the Twenty eighth
day of September 1917 in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command.
Robert Speirs Robertson
Other Documents & Features
In 1967 Robert Robertson entered a Lincolnshire essay competition with his story "My Memories of WWI".
Local newspaper, Helsingør (Copenhagen, Denmark), brought home and kept as
a souvenir or memento.
Plus a Christmas Card!
Back in Scotland .... Victory Dinner held on 3rd January 1919 at The Grand Hotel, Charing Cross, Glasgow.