Frederick Gordon Robertson Scotland Australia

Biography of Frederick Gordon Robertson

Frederick Gordon Robertson, Final Year Medical Dinner Book 1901-1906
Frederick Gordon Robertson, Final Year Medical Dinner Book 1901-1906

Frederick Gordon Robertson graduated MBChB from the University on 17th July 1906.

He was born on 26th August 1884 in Dumbarton, son of John, a medical doctor, and Elizabeth. He was one of fifteen children, of whom eight graduated in medicine from the University. He remained at home in Benview, Dumbarton throughout his studies.

Robertson first enrolled at the University in 1901, aged 17, to study for a degree in Medicine. He attended classes in Zoology and Chemistry in session 1901-02; Botany and Physics in session 1902-03; Anatomy, Physiology, and Materia Medica in session 1903-04; Pathology and Public Health in session 1904-05; and Surgery, Clinical Surgery, Medical Practice, Clinical Medicine, and Midwifery in session 1905-06.

He was awarded three prizes during his time at the University. In 1902 he was awarded a First Class Certificate for Professor Andrew Gray’s Physics class; a Second Class Certificate in 1903 for the Practical Physiology class of Professor John Gray McKendrick, one of the founders of the Physiological Society, and a Second Class Certificate in 1905 for James Walker Downie’s class on Diseases of the Throat and Nose.

After graduating Robertson worked as a medical practitioner, first in Dumbarton and later Sydney, Australia.

Robertson died in Sydney on 12th August 1944.


Archival Materials

  • DC174/3/1/56, College Courant Magazine, Whitsun 1976
  • DC183/13/4, Obituary of the General Council 1939-1949
  • MED5/2/7, Schedules of professional examination marks, 1902-1906
  • R3/1/1, Register of Dates of Birth of Graduates 1881-1915
  • R7/3/4, Index to Class Prize Lists 1903-1906
  • R8/5/22/7, Matriculation Slip 1901-1902 Men R-S
  • SEN10/45, University Calendar 1903-1904, p.438
  • SEN10/46, University Calendar 1904-1905, p.501
  • SEN10/48, University Calendar 1906-1907, p.480


Frederick Gordon Robertson
Born 26 August 1884, Dumbarton, Scotland.
Died 12 August 1944.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1906; 1901-1906;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: Medical Practitioner
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow 1906
Record last updated: 2nd May 2019

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