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The Robertsons. Glory the reward of valor. John Robertson. 1884 - 1955 Forfar , Scotland Youngest of 14 children 1900 joined Highland Light Infantry Regiment 1906-1914 Deployed to India and Egypt Married Agnes Stephen 1910. 1914 WWI fought in Belgium Regimental Sgt Major

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The robertsons

The Robertsons

Glory the reward of valor


John robertson
John Robertson

1884 - 1955

Forfar, Scotland

Youngest of 14 children

1900 joined Highland Light Infantry Regiment

1906-1914 Deployed to India and Egypt

Married Agnes Stephen 1910

  • 1914 WWI fought in Belgium

  • Regimental Sgt Major

  • 1915 Returned to Britain to train Officers in firing pistols

  • 1917 redeployed to combat bayoneted in a charge, fell into German trench.

  • POW 1917-1919

  • Returned to Scotland 1919


Flanders fields belgium
Flanders’ Fields Belgium

The Highland Light Infantry Regiment


Map of Europe Nineteenth Century

Military deaths WWI

Allied Powers: 5,712,379

Central Powers: 4,010,241

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War One were over 35 million.

Began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.


Trench Warfare WWI

Where progress before had been measured in miles, now it was counted in yards .


Stephen frederick robertson
Stephen Frederick Robertson

  • Born April 22,1916 Dundee Scotland

  • Married Agnes Downs 1940. Youngest of seven. Father was gassed in WWI, sent home and died shortly after.

  • Lived in Dundee during WWII lived through the Battle of Britain (German air attacks on cities in the UK.)

  • My father was born during the Battle of Britain July 1940.

  • WWII Electrician- essential job exempt from WWII. Worked on generators for the Navy.

  • 1951 immigrated to the United States


Stephen john robertson
Stephen John Robertson

  • Born July 1940 Glasgow, Scotland

  • Raised in Dundee

  • Immigrated with parents to the United Sates in 1952

  • Road on the Queen Elizabeth

  • Took a train from New York to Los Angeles

  • Settled in South Los Angeles


Stephen Robertson’s favorite radio program late 1946-51.

One of his first words was “radio.”


Cal state long beach
Cal State Long Beach

Met Mary Stuebing in 1965 at CSULB

Moved to Altadena California 1970



The hitchcocks
The Hitchcocks

Me, Brad, Mom

My four boys with their Grandpa Stephen (Steve) Robertson


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