Dunbar, Robert

Regimental Number: 736760
Rank: Private
Branch: 16th Battalion

Robert was born in Slamannan, Scotland on April 1, 1887. In 1907, he emigrated to the United States. He was working as a miner in Lethbridge at the time of his enlistment in March of 1916. In April of 1918, Robert received gunshot wounds to his right arm. He was granted permission to marry an Englishwoman named Rose Mann in September of 1918. They returned to the United States after the war. From there, Robert and Rose and their small daughter (Rose) moved to Drumheller. In 1927, they moved to the Beaverlodge area; Robert filed on NW 15-70-10-W6. They lived there for a few years before moving to Merritt, British Columbia, where their son Robert was born. Rose died in 1934. During World War II, Robert once again served in the Canadian Army (this time in Canada). He drowned while fishing near Nanaimo shortly after the war.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 400