Alexander (Ike) ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON, Alexander

Service Number: 200
Enlisted: 11 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 23 September 1893
Home Town: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Wickham Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer Castlemaine Brewery, Newcastle, N.S.W.
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 July 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium
Row C, Grave II,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll, Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 200, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 200, 35th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 200, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

105 years ago today, on the 29th July 1917, Private Alexander Robertson, also known as Ike, 35th Battalion (Reg No-200), labourer (Castlemaine Brewery, Newcastle, N.S.W.), from Foundry Street, Wickham, New South Wales, was Killed in Action in Belgium, age 23.

No Roll of Honour circular submitted.

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 23rd September 1893 to William (died 13.12.1927) and Jane (died 7.4.1905, no death or funeral notice located) Robertson of 117 Charlton Street, Wickham, New South Wales and 39 John Street, Tighes Hill, N.S.W., Ike enlisted January 1916 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Ike is resting at Bethlehem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium. Row C Grave II.

Mr. Robertson’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham (Hawkins Oval) Soldiers' Memorial (photos, unveiled on the 24th May 1916, 7 names originally inscribed of the Fallen, 94 names now inscribed, located at the northern side of Wickham Park facing Albert Street, Wickham, N.S.W.), Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour and the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board.

There is no memorial inscription at parent’s gravesite to tell us of the loss of their son during The Great War, so I erected a Memorial cross December 2021 in remembrance of Ike’s supreme sacrifice for God, King & Country. METHODIST 2 (PRIMITIVE) 18 NW. 53.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.