I am trying to trace a cousin of my father's who lived in Ceylon.I think he was still alive in the early 1970's.
John Robertson,sometimes known as Jack was the son of Thomas Robertson and Elizabeth Cassie Minty.He was born on the 20th Aug 1910 and lived in Aberdeen.
My only knowledge of John is from an article about his grandfather that appeared in the Clan Donachaidh magazine in the early 1970's. I quote.
Captain Tom's second grandson, John, originally a tea planter in Ceylon,now resident in West Malaysia,was one of 50 men selected to represent the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps in their mother regiment the Rifle Brigrade in North Africa during the last war.After serving as a Rifleman for a short period in the western Desert with the 2nd Battalion was sent to the Middle East Officers Cadet Training Unit and commisioned to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He also served in the Middle East Commando and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Mareth Line.
After the war John returned to Ceylon moved on to the Malaysian Police Force as a European Sergeant. He then joined the the War Damage Commision as a rubber assessor and eventually returned to planting in one of the areas infested with terrorists. His estate normally had a platoon of infantry stationed on it for anti terrorist activities. He never went unarmed ,a fact he caused to be widely publicised and to which he attributes his safety.Eventually he retired after an unsuccessful attempt to take over the Company for which he worked and now lives in Kuala Lumpur.
I do not know if John Robertson is still alive.The article was written in 1975 when he would have been 65.I would dearly like to know if John was married and had a family.