Saturday 10 December 2011

Private Edgar James Robert

Born on 25 June 1895 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of R.W. Roberts, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 4 March 1915 (number 410390) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 February 1917 - wounded on 26 May 1917 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 October 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)

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