Garrett, Robert Alfred Francis

Regimental Number: 628665
Rank: Private
Branch: 47th Battalion

Robert was born on April 2, 1898 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He lied about his age to enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915. On November 10, 1916, Robert’s left leg was blown off by a shell explosion when he was going over the top at Regina Trench during the Battle of the Somme. His left hand was also injured. Robert was invalided to Canada in April of 1917 and discharged on September 22, 1917. He filed on homesteads at NW 18-73-12-W6 and SE 19-73-12-W6 in 1919, but was living in Vancouver in 1922. Robert married Anne Card. Robert died in Vancouver on January 31, 1958.