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Looking for James William Robertson born 1891 - ? Orkney
« on: Sunday 16 August 15 16:32 BST (UK) »
Good Morning,

I'm looking for any information that can lead me to my Great Uncle, James William Robertson.  He was born Dec 30 1891 in Aberdeen, to James Robertson and Mary Ann Davidson.  He was my grandfather's brother. 

He and his parents and brothers, Oliver and John, moved back to Orkney when he was a small boy.  His parents died in 1903 and 1905, leaving him to look after his siblings.  In 1911, Oliver was living with an Aunt and Uncle.  By 1913, Oliver was deceased.  My grandfather emigrated to the US in 1929 and died in 1975 in Massachusetts.  So, I know what happened to those two, my problem, is what happened to James William Robertson?

Did he marry? Have kids? Die during the first WW? 

Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you,

Jenn

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Re: Looking for James William Robertson born 1891 - ? Orkney
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 August 15 16:57 BST (UK) »
It looks like he joined the Royal Navel Reserve Service (James William Robertson - birth date listed as 30 Dec 1891 Aberdeen) and his records can be purchased at the National Archives  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8461400

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Re: Looking for James William Robertson born 1891 - ? Orkney
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 August 15 17:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you.  I found this last year.  What I can't figure out is when he died.  Was it in 1918 from an illness? That would have made him around 27.  Did he ever get married? Where is he buried?  I was really hoping that he did get married and had a family.


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Jenn

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Re: Looking for James William Robertson born 1891 - ? Orkney
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 August 15 17:40 BST (UK) »
Scotlands People has a marriage in Orkney in 1924 of a James William Robertson?? based on the freesearch but it is a pay to view site.

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Re: Looking for James William Robertson born 1891 - ? Orkney
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 August 15 18:17 BST (UK) »
I looked at this James William Robertson.  Not the right one.  Wrong parents.  Thank you for searching.  I did search a little bit more but still found nothing. 

Thank you.  I appreciate all the help!  He is definately a mystery!