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Richard Benjamin Robinson
Name: Richard Benjamin Robinson Service Number: 415530 Rank: Lance Corporal Service: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: October 22, 1888 Place of Birth: Yarmouth NS Date of Enlistment: April 10, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 5¼ inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Brown Martial Status: Single Trade: Labourer Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Howard Robinson (Brother) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: October 1, 1916 Age at Death: 28 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, France Commemorated on Page 155 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 9 Richard Benjamin Robinson was the son of Thomas Smith Robinson (1840-1907) and Ann Laura (Cosman) Robinson of Chebogue, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the brother of Howard Robinson. Richard Benjamin Robinson enlisted at Yarmouth with the 40th Battalion and trained in Canada until October 1915. He embarked Montreal, Quebec on October 8 and disembarked in Liverpool, England on October 25, 1915. He embarked for France for service with the 25th Battalion on March 8, 1916. He was appointed Lance Corporal on September 22, 1916. He was killed in action on October 1, 1916. His name is listed on the Vimy Memorial, France and on a family grave stone located in the Chebogue Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NS.
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