Thursday 28 February 2013

Corporal Robert Winson, MM

Born on 12 November 1893 in London, England - son of John and Martha Winson, Patsfield, Westerham, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as postman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; golden hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 26 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410664) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 November 1918 - struck off strength to England for demobilization on 26 April 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(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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