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Name: Robert Burnyeat Bambrick Rank: Captain Unit: 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery [Halifax] Force: Royal Canadian Artillery Date of Birth: June 30, 1895 Place of Birth: Sydney Mines, NS Date of Enlistment: October 1, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Cumberland St., Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 44 Height: 5 feet, 7 ½ inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Previous Military: 84th Field Battery, RCA, Yarmouth, NS 2nd Canadian Reserve Park, 2nd Canadian Horse Transport, France and Belgium 1915 - 1919 Trade: Accountant Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Mrs. Ida Catherine Gordon Bambrick [Wife] Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: December 22, 1941 Age At Death: 46 Cemetery: Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, NS Grave Reference: Grave 81, Section G Commemorated on Page 23 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 23 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Robert Burnyeat Bambrick was the son of Joanna Archibald Bambrick, Prince St., Yarmouth and husband of Ida Catherine Bambrick. He was the father of two children, Joanna Burnyeat Bambrick and Barbara Gordon Bambrick. The family lived in Yarmouth. His father, Robert Dawson Bambrick was deceased at the time of his enlistment in 1939. He studied at the Yarmouth Academy between 1907 and 1910. After World War I he served as Lieutenant with the 4th Battery, Yarmouth [1920]. A veteran of World War I, Robert Bambrick served in Yarmouth with the 84th Battery. He joined World War II in October 1939 and was promoted to Lieutenant on April 8, 1940 and Capitan on April 29, 1941. He served in Yarmouth, on Lawlor Island, a small island near the mouth of Halifax Harbour, and at Halifax with No. 6 District Depot. On December 22, 1941 Captain Bambrick visited Lieutenant-Colonel Adamson, Officer Commanding, the Pictou Highlanders on Business relating to departmental work at Hazelhurst Barracks, Dartmouth, NS. Following the meeting, Captain Bambrick was engaged in a game of table tennis with other officers when he collapsed and died shortly afterwards of a heart attack. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Robert Burnyeat Bambrick
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