Friday 9 December 2011

Private David Robb

Born on 16 March 1876 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland - husband of Jessie Robb, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black with grey hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 1 February 1916 (number 639479) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 14 January 1918 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Possibly died in 1949 and buried in Elmview Cemetery, Kars, Ontario.

(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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