Askin, Robert Orron (R. O.)

Rank Private
Service # 541111
Unit # CCD
Resident Wallaceburg
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Private Robert Orron Askin trained with the 24th. Kent Regiment, Wallaceburg.

Private Robert Orron Askin trained in London and Toronto with the Cyclists, arriving at Liverpool, England, May 30th, 1916. He proceeded to France January 5th, 1918, received gun-shot wounds in the left arm January 30th, 1918, returning to England February 11th. After five months hospital treatment he was sent to the 1st. C.C.D. Shorncliffe, returning to Seaford where he was stationed until the Armistice was signed.

Private Robert Orron received his discharge January 11th, 1919, being medically unfit for further military service and due to demobilization.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources Wallaceburg News (02-11-1916), No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002
Height 5' 9"
Eye Colour Blue
Age 22
Complexion Fair
Hair Fair
Race White
Birthplace Bruce County
Religion Baptist
Last Place of Employment Wallaceburg Glass Company.
Average Earnings $50.00 per month
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted January 17th, 1916
Where Enlisted London, Ontario
Next of Kin Mr. Lynn Askin, Wallaceburg, Ontario.

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