"A Miraculous Escape"
Report from a Skegness (Lincolnshire) newspaper in 1941
REGRETTABLE ACCIDENT TO CAPT. R. S. ROBERTSON
A MIRACULOUS ESCAPE
Capt. R. S. Robertson, R.A., a former Skegness builder and contractor, whose wife and children live in Suningdale Drive, was the victim of a serious accident last week when he was shot by a sentry through a misunderstanding, the bullet entering his head.
Blood transfusions and operations have been resorted to in what has been a great fight for his life. The latest news recieved at his Skegness home reports that Capt. Robertson's progress was in the right direction and his escape is regarded as miraculous.
Capt. Robertson is a former army officer, and set up in business in Skegness as a builder and contractor after being demobilised after 1914-18. He has been closely identified as an officer of the No. 1 Skegness Coy. of the Boys' Brigade, and holds office in the St. Clement Lodge of Freemasons.
He joined the local Anti-Aircraft unit soon after its formation. All "News" readers will wish him a complete and speedy recovery.
Capt. Robert Robertson, R.A., shown with his men, his wife and son, at RAF Hospital Ely, in Norfolk 1941, plus others.
Margaret Gray, daughter of Robert Robertson, talks about her memories of the Second World War.
Eric Gray, the husband of Margaret (nee Robertson), talks about his memories of the Second World War.