Wednesday 21 November 2012

Private Robert Hugh John Wabb

Born on 21 November 1898 in French River, Ontario – son of late Samuel A. and Mary Wabb, Massey Station, Ontario – brother of Private Arthur Clarence Wabb, 38th Battalion, CEF – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Massey, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 227th Battalion, CEF, in Sudbury, Ontario, on 10 November 1916 (number 1004013) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – killed in action on 27 September 1918 – buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.11), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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