Monday 26 December 2011

Private Wallace Alexander Robinson

Born on 8 February 1899 in Waltham, Quebec - son of William Henry Robinson, Waltham, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Waltham, Quebec; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 January 1917 (number 344940) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" 2 November 1917.

(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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