Hill, Robert Arthur

Regimental Number: 161165
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Machine Gun Corps

*It seems likely that the veteran mentioned in the November 12, 1953 obituary was Private Hill, 161165, although his date of birth is off by one year.

Robert was born in Gananoque, Ontario on December 18, 1898. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in January of 1916, stating that he had been born in 1897 as he was underage. Robert filed on NE 36-73-12-W6 and SE 1-74-12-W6 in 1929. He later married Elsie Clarinda. Robert died in Edmonton on October 30, 1953 and was buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Sources: surname file (obituary Nov. 12 1953 p. 4 c. 3)