Friday 16 October 2009

Private Robert Wilkinson Hipkiss

Born on 18 April 1893 in Buffalo, New York - husband of Kathleen Hipkiss, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as lineman, married, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 December 1915 (number 775633) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 29 May 1918.

(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)

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