Saturday 19 May 2012

Private Robert Smith

Born on 29 April 1885 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of Mrs. J. Smith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; currently a member of the active militia (no details); previously served with the Scottish Rifles (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 April 1916 (number 246182) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 September 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918.

(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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