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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).
Object - Monument to Sir William Robertson
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
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.
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.
There is also a quite detailed biography is shown on his monument.
- "The Sutton Companion to Heraldry", S. Friar, Sutton Publishing 2004, P. 26
- "Armorial Families, A Directory of Gentlemen of Coat Armour", 7th Ed. A.C. Fox-Davies, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1929 P. 1662