Tuesday 20 December 2011

Private Delphis Robinette

Born on 10 December 1884 in Quebec City, Quebec - husband of Rosie Robinette, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as carpenter; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 June 1916 (number 246489) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - died on 31 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery (grave VIII.D.1), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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