Robinson, George

Regimental Number: 505606
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: Canadian Engineers

George was born in Worthing, Sussex, England on October 7, 1892. He came to the Peace Country in 1915 as a surveyor for the railway. In 1916, he filed on a homestead at NE 6-73-3-W6 (after returning from the war, he filed on NE 19-73-3-W6 as well). George enlisted in the Canadian Army in June of 1916. In October of 1918, he suffered from a gunshot wound to the head; George also had three bouts of the Spanish flu. George had many passions, including agriculture, gardening, amateur paleontology, geology, and trapping. He died in Kelowna on April 23, 1982.

Sources: surname database; Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 490; Wagon Trails p. 665, 1148; Pioneers of the Peace p. 328