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3439: James Spalding Robertson, 72nd Machine Gun Corps

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posted on 2024-01-15, 08:31 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

3 photos, pre-war, post-war and in uniform, of Great Uncle, James Spalding Robertson, 72nd Machine Gun Company, took part in the Battle of Cambrai.

Piece of shrapnel with an explanatory note about it being taken from a wound during an operation, wound received at Soissons, 1917.

Pocket watch, belonged to Frank Quiller, who survived the Gretna train disaster.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Alan Robertson

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

James Spalding Robertson

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

Unknown

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Cambrai

Object(s)

Photos, piece of shrapnel, pocket watch

Community Collection Day

Scottish Roadshow, Edinburgh (03/10/18)

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