Thursday 22 December 2011

Private Clifford Samuel Robinson

Born on 7 November 1897 or 1898 in Dundas, Ontario - son of Mrs. A.J. Robinson, Winchester, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winchester, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 November 1916 (number 246733) - [then?] - joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 19 January 1917 (number 1042844) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - invalided sick to England on 10 April 1918.

Died on 1 May 1928.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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