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Robert McDonnell Force: Army Battalion: 144th Battalion (Royal Winnipeg Rifles) Regimental Number: 830475 Rank: Lance Corporal Date of Birth: July 6, 1894 Place of Birth: Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 8, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba Address at Enlistment: 589 Flett St., Winnipeg, Manitoba Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Trade: Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: John McDonnell (Father) 589 Flett St., Winnipeg, Manitoba Lance Corporal Robert McDonnell was born in Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia on July 6. 1894, the son of John and Agnes E. McDonnell. He enlisted with the 144th Battalion, the Royal Winnipge Rifles, and was killed in action on October 26, 1917. Date of Death: October 26, 1917 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium Commemorated on Page 281 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 20 and June 21 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada
Lance Corporal Robert McDonnell
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