Wednesday 21 December 2011

Lance-Corporal Abe Robinson

Born on 25 March 1890 in Lanark, Ontario - husband of Grace Robinson, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Perth, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 170 pounds; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 787137) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 February 1919.

(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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