Saturday 29 September 2012

Lieutenant Robert Eric Greene

Born on 16 September 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Godfrey Benning and Olivia Rebecca Greene, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank manager, single, currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (two years), Church of England, height of 6 feet 1.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave VI.B.9), France.

(Updated with an image of Lieutenant Greene's headstone in Regina Trench Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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