The family of a fallen Dundonian First World War tunneller are set to visit his grave exactly 100 years after he died.
Alexander Robertson was born in the early 1880s and was a painter and decorator to trade, living in the city’s Baxter Street.
He was married to Mary Gray Fenton and had six children before being deployed as part of the Royal Engineers 185th Tunnelling Coy during the First World War.
Sadly Alexander never returned home as he was killed in France with no records showing his cause of death.
Now his grandsons Alexander Robertson and Billy Young are visiting his war grave in Aubingy — a century after his death.
The trip will also serve as a family re-union with Alexander and Billy not having seen each other in two years.
Billy’s son Niall and grandchildren Callum and Fiona will also be going on the trip, with Alexander never having met the younger generation of Billy’s family.
Alexander, who followed in his grand-fathers steps and joined the RAF, said: “I had been researching the family history and unknown to me Billy had too. We decided we would take a family trip to the grave in Aubingy together.
“My grandfather died on August 25 1918 and we will be visiting on August 25 2018.
“I am really excited especially to meet with my extended family who I haven’t seen so long.
“We are getting crosses made with poppies attached to place at his grave.
“His name is also on the memorial at the Law which I visit as well.”