Tuesday, 27 July 2010

John G Robertson

Another death to report I'm afraid.

I have today attended the funeral of John Robertson (known to many as 'JR'), the well known Dundee based wargamer and historian.  John died following a long illness on Monday 19 July at the age of 75.

I will post a longer piece on John's life another time.  For now I will simply say that I have said a reluctant farewell to a great friend and mentor. 

The funeral was attended by a number of John's wargaming proteges, including Paul Jenkins, John Munro, Billy O'Rourke, Richard Proctor, Stuart Riddick, Ady Blake and Tom McCafferty.  Paul, John and I made an emotional visit to JR's attic wargames room - still a source of wonder and excitement after all these years.

John is survived by his wife Morina, daughter Pamela and grandson Owen.  My thoughts are with them.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


I am very sorry to hear this news. I know that he was an old friend of yours, and that his death will be difficult for you to get over.

Please pass on my condolences to his family,


Conrad Kinch said...

My condolences.

Tim Gow said...

Thanks guys. John was my longest-serving wargaming friend and my single greatest influence. The word 'mentor' is often thrown around but John really deserved that title.