Regimental Number: 258980
Branch: 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops
Robert was born in Maysville, Kentucky on February 25, 1883. He was working as an electrician in Vancouver when he enlisted in November of 1916. Robert was a widower and had no children. Several times during his military career, Robert had forfeit pay. In July of 1917, he forfeited a day’s pay for “not wearing a steel helmet in the Ypres Tower area.” In November 1917, Robert was absent without leave for a day and a half and consequently forfeited a week’s pay. Then on July 7, 1918 he appeared on parade unshaven and forfeited two days’ pay. After being discharged in 1919, Robert came to the South Peace and filed on NE 31-69-23-W5 and SW 5-70-23-W5.
Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 303