Mysterious deaths of businessmen

DERBY DAILY TELEGRAPH MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER 1929

BROKER’S TRAGIC END

PROMINENT GLASGOW MAN FOUND SHOT

PARTNER DROWNED

Mr J H Robertson, aged 60, a stockbroker, of Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, was found dead on the lawn in front of his house.

His face was blown away and a shot gun was by his side.

A few weeks ago Mr Robertson’s partner, Mr J J Irons, was missed from his home at Helensburgh, and later was found drowned.

Mr Roberts was the sole partner of the stockbroking firm of Messrs H G Robertson and Co., of St Vincent Street, Glasgow, with which firm the Hon Laurence Methuen, son-in-law of Lord Blythswood, is associated.

Mr Robertson lived with his wife and son at Skermorlie House, but no-one in the house heard the report of a gun.

Strange circumstances also surrounded the death of his partner Mr Irons, who lived at Chapelburn, Shandon, on the Gareloch, went for a walk on Sunday afternoon, October 13, with his favourite dog.

By nightfall he had not returned, and anxiety arose.

On the following morning his dog returned alone.

Search parties were organised, but despite the assistance of an aeroplane, no trace was found of the missing man.

On the Tuesday, however, a forester discovered the body floating on Loch Long.

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