Wednesday 21 December 2011

Private Alfred Ernest Robinson

Born on 10 April 1891 in Chapeau, Quebec - husband of Mary Rachael Robinson, Chapleau, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Chapleau, Ontario; trade as conductor; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 724193) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 September 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information in regards to my Grandfather....i have just started my research on him a couple of days agao and i was stuck at the 109th battalion...but reading your information really helps me...God Bless