Friday 23 December 2011

Private George Edward Robinson

Born on 14 August 1883 in Brock, Ontario - husband of Ida Robinson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 0.75 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 February 1916 (number 669892) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - died on 7 March 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery (grave V.C.47), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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