Five to Captain K.Forbes-Robertson, Seaforth Highlanders,
Lot 120
Five to Captain K.Forbes-Robertson, Seaforth Highlanders,
Sold for £4,230 (US$ 7,103) inc. premium
Lot Details
Five to Captain K.Forbes-Robertson, Seaforth Highlanders,
Africa General Service 1902-56, two bars, Somaliland 1902, Jidballi (Lieut:K.Forbes-Robertson. Seafth: Hdrs); India General Service 1908-35, one bar, North West Frontier 1908 (Lieut K.Forbes Robertson 1st Bn Sea Highrs:); 1914 Star with Mons bar (Capt: K.Forbes-Robertson. Sea: Highrs); British War and Victory Medal (Capt.K.Forbes-Robertson.). Mounted for display. With Memorial scroll and letter for the 1914 Star, and 4 miniature medals. Extremely fine. (Lot.)


  • Captain Kenneth Forbes-Robertson was born at Slead Hall, Brighouse, Yorkshire on 17th April 1882. He was the son of Mr and Mrs F.Forbes-Robertson of 2 Keynsham Bank, Cheltenham. He was educated at Chelthenham and then the R.M.S. Sandhurst. In August 1900 he received his commission and was posted to the 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders, becoming Lieutenant in May 1902. He saw active service in East Africa in 1904, taking part in the operations in Somaliland and the action in Jidballi. He was also on active service on the North West Frontier in India in 1908. He was promoted to Captain in April 1911. In the spring of 1914 he left the 1st Battalion in India to take up duty at the depot, Fort George, and on the 5th October 1914 went out to join the 2nd Battalion in France. He was killed in action on 7th November 1914 while leading a reconnoitring party in Ploegsteert Wood.

    The A.G.S. for Somaliland 1902 and Jidballi was awarded to only 2 Officers and 17 Other Ranks of the Seaforth Highlanders.