863039 Pte. Robert James Qua was born to English parents, Sam and Alice Qua, in Toronto in August 1886, one of five known children.

A Customs Broker by trade and married when he signed on, Robert attested into the 180th (Sportsmen) Battalion, in Toronto, on March 13th, 1916.

Robert was one of 11 men of the 180th Battalion who were transferred to the 4th C.M.R. in early 1918; joining his new regiment in the field on February 22nd, 1918.

At this time the 4th C.M.R. had just taken over the front line from the 18th Canadian Battalion, in the wide No Man's Land area of the Mericourt line.

Serving the remainder of the war, through the Final 100 Days, without noted incident, Pte. Robert James Qua was struck off strength on May 6th, 1919.

Biography credit: Mike Kavanagh.