Saturday 24 December 2011

Private George Southwell Robinson

Born on 21 December 1894 in Smiths Falls, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Robinson, Smiths Falls, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Church of England; trade as toolmaker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1918 (numbered 3320215) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - died on 3 October 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery (grave IV.C.30), 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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