Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Private Robert Henry Mark

Born on 17 September 1883 in Cameron, Ontario - husband of Margaret Mark, Cameron, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cameron, Ontario; trade as farmer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 29 April 1916 (number 724272) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 7 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 July 1917 - died on 3 November 1917 of wounds suffered that day - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (grave XXI.HH.12A), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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