Thursday, June 01, 2017

Walter Robertson, 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Private Walter Robertson was a patient at Hickwells in early 1916.  His entry in Nurse Oliver’s album reads:

Little Bits off Shrapnel, Little Bits
Off Shell makes A Soldier Weary
And Wishes He was in _______


Pte Walter Robertson
Second A & S Highlanders

Wounded Cambrin

On 22nd January 1916

There is insufficient information included here to identify Private Robertson and the battalion war diary for the day that he was wounded does not go into great detail either.  The entry reads:

22nd January 1916

“Mining officers still unable to say whether Germans are under our lines… a relief seems to have taken place in the German line, trumpets being blown and much shouting across, this seems to indicate Saxons, a fine cold night.”

There is no mention of casualties on this date but there is also no summary included of casualties for the month either.

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