Captain Norman Cairns Robertson and Second Lieutenant Laurance Grant Robertson

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Reference WMO/222597


Michel Dene (along from Beachy Head)

South Downs Way

Birling Gap

BN20 0AB


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Description: Land
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This is one of nine memorials to two brothers, Norman and Laurance Robertson, who died in the First World War. Their eldest brother, William, left money to the National Trust to purchase property 'within reasonably easy reach of London' in their memory. This coastal property of cliff, farm and downland (70.99ha) was purchased in 1940. There is an obelisk on the coastal path which records the gift and the two men for whom it was given.
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Michel Dene / Was Bequeathed To The / National Trust / By W. A. Robertson In / Memory Of His Brothers / Norman Cairns / Robertson Captn. / 2nd Batt. Hampshire Regt / Who Died 20th June 1917 At / Hanover Germany And Of / Laurance Grant / Robertson 2nd Lieutenant. / 2nd Battalion King's Own / Scottish Borderers, Who / Was Killed In Action In / France During The Battle / Of The Somme In Or Near Delville Wood 30th July 1916

Norman Cairns Robertson and Laurance Grant Robertson

Grade II (England)


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