Name:Robert McDonnellRegimental Number:830475Rank:Lance CorporalBattalion:44th Battalion Date of Birth:July 6, 1894Place of Birth:Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:January 8, 1916Place of Enlistment:Winnipeg, ManitobaAddress at Enlistment:589 Flett St., Winnipeg, ManitobaAge at Enlistment:21Height: 5 Feet 7 InchesComplexion: DarkEyes: BrownHair: BrownMarital Status:Single Trade:ClerkReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:John McDonnell (Father) 589 Flett St., Winnipeg, ManitobaDate of Death:October 26, 1917Age at Death:23Cemetery:Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference:III. C. 15.Commemorated on Page 281 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 20 and June 2Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialRobert McDonnell was born in Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia on July 6. 1894, the son of John and Agnes E. McDonnell. In 1916 the family was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Robert enlisted with the 144th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. of Winnipeg on January 8, 1916. He embarked Canada at Halifax on September 18, 1916 and disembarked in Liverpool, England on September 25, 1916. On January 1, 1917 he was transferred to the 18th Reserve Battalion and on February 26, 1917 drafted to the 44th Battalion. He arrived in France on March 22, 1917 and joined the unit in the field on April 20, 1917.On August 23, 1917 he was reported missing after action but later reported safe with the unit. He was appointed Lance Corporal on September 1, 1917.Lance Corporal Robert McDonnell was killed in action on October 26, 1917 during an attack south of Passchendaele.