Sunday 25 December 2011

Private Roy Robinson

Born on 1 October 1890 in Waltham, Quebec - son of Stephen Robinson, Waltham, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Waltham, Quebec; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 13 January 1916 (number 639259) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 1 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 July 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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