The Robertson clan
Grimsby Independent, 2 Dec 1943, p. 1
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2 Dec 1943
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Robertson, Robert ; Robertson, George ; Robertson, Arthur ; Robertson, Jack
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Little did Robert Robertson, Sr., Clarke Street, think when he landed in Grimsby district in the early 80's from England, that some day he would have nearly a platoon of sons and grandchildren in the uniform fighting for "The Tight Little Isle" that gave him birth. Today there are 9 of the Robertson Clan in the Army, the Navy and Waac's. Pte. George Robertson has only recently returned from two years and two months service overseas with his unit, the Canadian Forestry Corps, and is now stationed somewhere in the Rockies cutting big timber for the making of Mosquitoes. His brother "Jimmy" is across the pond with the R.C.A. and another brother "Bobby", the old Peach King goaltender, is overseas with the R.C.A.S.C., a fourth brother William, is a veteran of the first World War and is taboo for this one, but he has two daughters, Ptes. Ella and Audrey in the C.W.A.C.

George has three sons and a son-in-law in the services. Pte. Arthur is overseas with the Argyll and Sutherlands. George, Jr., is a member of the St. Catharines unit of the Sea Cadets and will be old enough in a few months for transfer to the Canadian Navy. Leading Seaman Jack is in the Canadian Navy, having joined that outfit 3 years previous to the outbreak of hostilities and now has 4 years and over of war service. He has seen plenty of action on the seven seas during that time. He holds three medals and three ribbons; Convoy medal; English Overseas medal; North Atlantic medal. He was in Toronto recently for a few hours with his crew mates, taking over a newly launched corvette. His mother and wife had a brief reunion with him then.

Just previous to leaving for overseas, Driver Reginald Ferris, R.C.A.S.C., married Margaret Robertson, daughter of George and thus brought all members of the Robertson family into the war zone.

The George Robertson children come by their loyalty to their country and Empire naturally, not only from the Robertson side of the house but from the mother's side, as she was a Warner, daughter of the late "Chummy" Warner, who served in the Boer war and in the last war in Canada and had six sons overseas.

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The Robertson clan