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IN MEMORIAM.
ROBERTSON, NORMAN JOHN : Cor-
poral, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders ;
son of Thomas Robert-
son, M. A., school-
master ; born Lower
Cabrach, Banffshire, 5
October 1889; edu-
cated Gordon's Col-
lege, Aberdeen ; grad-
uated M. A., 1 9 14 ;
trained for teaching,
Aberdeen Provincial
Training Centre.
As soon as he had
finished his training as
a teacher, Robertson
enlisted as a Private in the 4th Gordons in
December 19 14, and served in home camps
until January 1916 when he was sent abroad
with the rank of Corporal. He saw active ser-
vice in France and Belgium for five months,
then was severely wounded while fixing wire
entanglements, and died the next day, 30 May
19 16, in a Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny.
His Commanding Officer wrote of Robertson :
"He was one of the best N.C.O.'s in the Com-
pany, and was marked out for speedy promotion,
and his loss is greatly felt by us all. He was
popular with officers and men, and did his duty
on all occasions without regard to his personal
safety. "
LIPP, FRANK : 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Bat-
talion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) ;
son of James Lipp,
draper ; born Focha-
bers, 10 December
1 891; educated at
Milne's Institution,
Fochabers ; matricu-
lated in Arts, October
1908, graduated M.A.
in 1 9 1 1 . After grad-
Iuating he went as a
rubber planter to Ga-
long Bezar, Sumatra,
where he did very
successful work. In
the spring of 1914 he returned to this country
in order to take a degee in Forestry and with
that aim in view commenced to study Science at
his Alma Mater.
Soon after the outbreak of war he enlisted at
Bedford (August 19 14) as a Private in the 6th
Seaforths, but shortly afterwards entered Sand-
hurst and was commissioned to the Cameronians.
After training at Nigg from May to October
1915, he was attached for active service to the
8th Royal Welsh Fusiliers and served at Galli-
poli till the evacuation. Lipp was sent to
Mesopotamia in January 19 16 and was in com-
mand of his Company when he was wounded at
Beit Aiessa, on 17 April of the same year. He
died at Karachi (Station Hospital), 30 May
1 916, a few days before his brother was killed
in France. On the testimony of his brother
officers his military career and example were
beyond praise, and we who knew him best in
times of peace will not forget his manliness and
his never failing optimism.
NEILSON, CHARLES : Company Ser-
geant-Major, 5th Battalion Gordon High-
landers ; son of James
Neilson, postmaster,
Ellon ; born Montrose,
27 November 1889.
While a student in
Arts, he showed much
promise, and graduated
M.A. in 1913. With
a view to entering the
teaching profession, he
took a course of train-
ing at the Aberdeen
Training Centre, and
was a teacher at Lossie-
mouth when war broke out.
He enlisted as a Private at Peterhead in
September 1914, and after training at home
went overseas. Neilson took his share in the
strenuous fighting of the early days of the war
and was killed in action at Neuville-St.-Vaast,
France, 1 June 1916.
SCOTT, THOMSON: Private, 5th
Battalion Seaforth Highlanders;
son- of Rev. A. Murray Scott, Colliston, Ar-
broath ; born Aberdeen, 23 April 1883; edu-
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