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Alex Robertson

Lived here at Cleat when he was young. This picture was taken at Neb battery in 1916. Alex died just a few weeks before the end of the war. He was buried in Stronsay. The only war grave in Stronsay
Picture added on 08 January 2013 at 20:10
Bill Miller reports that Alex was born in Skelwick, Westray in 1895, but family farmed Cleat from just before the Great War until moved to Roundadee, Sandwick in 1923. Alex served in 93rd Siege Battery, RGA in France, but during the 1918 flu pandemic he was invalided to Catterick Military Hospital. After he died there his body was returned to Stronsay, on a destroyer for burial.
Added by Brian Budge on 10 January 2013
My Great grandfather James Shearer was stationed at Neb battery also. Would you happen to have any more photographs taken at Neb?
Added by William Shearer on 11 February 2013
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