Saturday 24 December 2011

Private Howard Challen Robinson

Born on 15 July 1890 in Omagh, Halton County, Ontario - son of George and Margaret Robinson, Milton, Halton County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Whitewood Grove, Ontario; trade as traction engineer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in New Liskeard, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 648785) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.5), 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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