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Gilbert Allan Robertson

In memory of:

Private Gilbert Allan Robertson

November 29, 1943
Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B, Osaka, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


September 27, 1920
Fork River, Manitoba


May 24, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Peter James Robertson and Fruska Rose Ferrins or Farence of Mafeking, Manitoba.

Brother of privates James Arthur Robertson, Charles Edlon Robertson, Percival Steven Robertson and Harriot soldier Isobel Robertson. They survived the war.

Enlisted in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, he was transferred on October 23rd, 1941 to the 1st Battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers to fight in Hong Kong with C Force and as a prisoner of war in Japan. He had 920 days of service, including 763 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 208 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Sec. B. A. 9.


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of GILBERT ALLAN ROBERTSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GILBERT ALLAN ROBERTSON– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.

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