Wednesday 14 December 2011

Private Robert Wright Roberts

Born on 3 July 1891 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England - brother of Mrs. N.J. Winstanley, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Kinburn, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Rockcliffe Camp, Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 October 1915 (number 145356) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 16 June 1917 - invalided to England on 11 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 30 July 1918 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 22 August 1918 - repatriated to Canada on 29 March 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.138)

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