Sunday 18 December 2011

Private Robert Roberston

Born on 10 July 1898 in Glasgow, Scotland - nephew of Mrs. Jane Melvin, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Manotick, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 5th Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards Reinforcing Draft, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 June 1917 (number 2350329) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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