739457 Pte. Robert Wesley Robinson

Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery


Pas de Calais


Born in Caledonia, Ontario, in October 1880, Robert signed on in December 1915.

A labourer by trade, with three years previous military experience with the 37th Regiment, Robert attested, on December 1st, 1915, into the 114th (Brocks Rangers) Battalion.

Just 6 men of the 114th Battalion were transferred to the 4th CMR between December 1916 and March 1918, with Robert joining the 4th CMR in the field on February 28th, 1918.

At the time of Robert's loss, on August 26th, 1918, the 4th CMR had, on the 24th, just returned to the front line, at Feuchy, 5km to the west of Arras, when in the early morning 'D' company was subject to gas and shrapnel rounds that were to cause 116 casualties. Robert was badly gassed, and although treated and evacuated to No.7 Casualty Clearing Station, he died 2 days later.

Pte. Robert Robinson is one of 20 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Thanks go to Yvo Henniker-Heaton for the headstone image. The biography excerpt is courtesy of 4cmr.com