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OwnerWilliam ROBERTSON
MaterialPainted Bas Relief
LocationNorth West Transept
ObjectMemorial monument
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Crest of William ROBERTSON



Wall mounted memorial monument of carved and painted stone for William Robertson


Arms: See below.

The rank of Baronet is indicated on the arms by the augmentation of a hand gules on a canton azure (also known as the bloody hand of Ulster).[1]

Object - Monument to Sir William Robertson

Close up of Object

Wall mounted, carved and painted monument.

Copy of inscription:

          Sacred to the memory of
              Field Marshall
           Sir William Robertson
      Baronet of Welbourn Co. Lincoln
      G.C.B. G.C.M.G. G.C.V.O. D.S.O.
      L.L.D. Cambridge D.C.L. Oxford
    Born at Welbourn 29th January 1860
          Died 12th February 1933
He enlisted in the 16th Lancers 1877 was promoted
2nd Lieutenant 3rd Dragoon Gaurds 1888 and was
created Field-Marshall 1920
He served in the North West Frontier of India 1895
and South Africa 1899-1900 and was Commandant
of the Staff College 1910-1913
In the Great War he was Quarter-Master-General
and Chief of the General Staff in 1915-1918
He was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the
Army of the Rhine 1919-1920
For his services in the Great War he was created a
Baronet and was thanked and rewarded by Parliament
This Memorial of a great Lincolnshire soldier is raised
by his comrades in arms and by the men of Lincolnshire

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General View of Location

Location - North West Transept

The North West Transept is accessible from the Nave from beneath the great tower. It contains the stained glass Dean's Eye Window in the North Wall.

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Owner - William ROBERTSON


ROBERTSON of Welbourn (H. Coll., 10 Feb. 1918). Gules, two swords in saltire argent, hilted and pommelled gold, the points downwards between in chief the sun in splendour, and in base a fleur-de-lys or, and in fesse two wolves' heads erased of the second. Crest - Issuant from a coronet of fleurs-de-lys or, a demi-wolf argent, gorged with an Eastern crown gold, supporting with the dexter paw a lance proper, thereon a pennon per fesse gules and argent. Supporters - On the dexter side, a grey charger in review order, and on the sinister side, a bay charger in service order, both proper. Motto - " Fight the good fight."

Son of Thomas Charles Robertson, of Welbourn, Lines., m. Ann Johnston :-

Field-Marshal Sir William Robert Robertson, ist Bart. (4 Oct. 1919), G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., served S. Africa, Chitral Relief Force 1895 ; S. Africa 1900; Great War 1914-19; G.O.C. Great Britain 1918-19,-G.O.C. Army of the Rhine 1919-20 ; Col. Roy. Scots Greys 1916-25 ; 3/6th Dragoons 1925 ; and Roy. Horse Gds. 1928, A.D.C. Gen. to H.M. King George 1917-20, b. i860 ; m. 1894, Mildred Adelaide, d. of Lieut.-Gen. Charles Palin, I.A. ; and has issue- (1) Major Brian Hurbert Robertson, D.S.O., M.C., R.E., b. 1896 [m. 1926, Edith, d. of J. B. Macindoe, and has issue- 1 dau. ; (2) Hugh William John Robertson, Esq., b. 1909 ; Rosa-mund Mildred [m. 1922, Lieut. Walter Agnew, R.N.] ; Helen Millicent. Res.-88 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, W.2. Club-United Service.[2]

There is also a quite detailed biography is shown on his monument.

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  1. "The Sutton Companion to Heraldry", S. Friar, Sutton Publishing 2004, P. 26
  2. "Armorial Families, A Directory of Gentlemen of Coat Armour", 7th Ed. A.C. Fox-Davies, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1929 P. 1662