Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton

Biography of Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton

Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton
Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton

Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton was born in Montreal on 12 March 1914, and spent most of his schooldays at Hillhead High School, except for a short period at Liverpool Collegiate. He attended the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and then decided to enter the Church.

Towards the end of 1941 he joined the Fleet Air Arm and was trained at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he won his "wings" and was commissioned. For further instruction he was posted to Errol in Scotland, and it was while on an exercise from this station that he met his death. He was flying in close formation over the Firth of Tay when his aircraft came into contact with another and both crashed, with fatal results to the occupants. Arthur Roberton was buried in Murie Cemetery in the grounds of Murie House, near Errol.


Arthur Allan Jackson Roberton
Born 12 March 1914, Montreal, Canada.
Died 19 March 1943.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1931-34, 1937-39;
Father's Details: Lewis Roberton; Chartered accountant
War Service: Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Murie Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 27th Feb 2009

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