Saturday 15 October 2011

Private Robert Oliver Publow

Born on 10 March 1894 in Falmouth, Ontario - son of Mrs. David Publow, Perth, Ontario - brother of Private Orville Francis Publow, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Perth, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as liveryman; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320221) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - killed in action on 1 November 1918 - buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery (grave I.A.4), France.

(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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