Thursday 21 April 2011

Corporal Robert Ralph Munson, MM

Born on 30 March 1891 in Carleton Place, Ontario - husband of Marjorie May Munson, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 163 pounds; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Carleton Place, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 787662) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For gallantry during the operations in vicinity of Bourlon, 27th Sept 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

1 comment:

Christina said...

Thanks! Just learned this soldier was my grandfather's uncle. Good to know he survived the Great War.