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VC983   James Forbes-Robertson

Name   James Forbes-Robertson   No.      

VC Issue No.   983   Awards   VC    DSO & Bar   MC

Regiment   Border Regiment commanding 1st Battalion

Later   Kings Own Royal Border Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment  

Rank VC Won    A/Lieutenant Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier - General

Place Of Birth   Strathpeffer, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Chardwaw', Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Cheltenham Cemetery, Bouncers Lane, Gloucestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section E1, Grave 707

Gazetted   22 May 1918

VC Presented   


P  Headstone, Cheltenham Cemetery, Bouncers Lane, Gloucestershire, England

P  Named on Candlestick, St Lawrences Church, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

P  Named on Regimental Victoria Cross Memorial, Carlisle Cathedral, Cumbria

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Big Classical, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Display & named in Memorial Book 'For Valour', Cheltenham College Library, Gloucestershire

Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

Entry in 'Honours Book', Archives Department, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

He retired from the army in 1934, with the rank of Colonel

VC Held By

Border Regiment Museum, Queen Mary's Tower, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, England



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BORN   7  July 1884

DIED   5 August 1955  AGE   71

VC Won   11-12 April 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Near Vieux Bertuin, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War