Major Hugh Robertson

Major Hugh Robertson

Major Hugh Robertson

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This photograph of Major Hugh Robertson was sent to us by his Daughter, Linda Jane McLean, after reading Alastair Borthwick's account of the 5th Seaforth's 'Attack on Groin' in which Hugh Robertson is referred to in several sections in his role as O.C. "C" Company.

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Sent to us by Linda Jane McLean, Hugh Robertson's Daughter

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1945 . 5th Seaforth Highlanders . Rhine Crossing - Op. Plunder

Major Hugh Robertson's Daughter, Linda McLean, very kindly sent us these photographs of her Father.

The photographs below show Hugh tossing the caber and throwing the shotput. Although previously assumed to show men at a training camp prior to embarkation to North Africa, Linda has subsequently learned that these were taken in Cuxhaven, Germany during September 1945.

Major Hugh Robertson, then Liet., received the M.C. during the North Africa Campaign in 1942 and features several times within Alastair Borthwick's account of the 5th Seaforth's "Attack on Groin" in his role as O.C. "C" Company.

Towards the end of his life Major Hugh Robertson gave a number of interviews for filmed documentaries including "A Battalion in Battle" and also a number of commentaries for "Scotland's War".

Hugh Robertson throwing shotput

Hugh Robertson Shotput

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This photograph of Major Hugh Robertson throwing a shotput was sent to us by his Daughter, Linda Jane McLean. Hugh Robertson is mentioned several times in Alastair Borthwick's account of the 5th Seaforth's 'Attack on Groin' and was interviewed for a number of film documentaries on the Division.
This photo is believed to have been taken post war, in the Autumn of 1945 in Cuxhaven, Germany.

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Kindly sent to us by Linda Jane McLean (Robertson's Daughter)

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1945 . 5th Seaforth Highlanders . [email protected]

Hugh Robertson tossing a caber

Hugh Robertson Caber

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This photo was sent to us by Hugh Robertson's Daughter, Linda McLean, and shows Hugh tossing a caber.
Linda recalls Hugh telling her that this photo was taken due to the fact they were using telegraph poles which are larger than standard length cabers. The location is believed to be Cuxhaven, Germany, during September 1945.
Hugh Robertson features within the account of 5th Seaforth's "Attack on Groin" in his role as O.C. "C" Company. Hugh would become Major Hugh Robertson by the end of the war.
This photo accompanies another of Hugh throwing a shotput at the same location.

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Sent to us by Linda Jane McLean, Hugh Robertson's Daughter

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1945 . 5th Seaforth Highlanders . [email protected]

Hugh Robertson receives M.C.

Hugh Robertson MC Clipping

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This newspaper clipping was kept by Hugh Robertson's Mother. Linda McLean (Hugh's Daughter) recalls that she kept it as Hugh had not believed that he had been awarded the M.C. and thought she had become confused whilst he was overseas.
The date of print and original publication are unknown.

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1942 . 5th Seaforth Highlanders . North Africa . [email protected]


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Major Hugh Robertson's Daughter, Linda McLean, very kindly sent us a few photographs of her Father after reading about him within Alastair Borthwick's account of the 5th Seaforth's "Attack on Groin" in which Hugh features in his role as O.C. "C" Company.

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1941 . 1942 . 5th Seaforth Highlanders . [email protected]