Wednesday 15 July 2009

Private Robert Elsmer Gwynne

Born on 23 November 1896 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Mrs. R.E. Gwynne, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 7 February 1916 (number 639316) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 July 1917 [or] struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 14 November 1917.

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