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Name Service Number Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Address at Enlistment Place of Enlistment Age at Enlistment Previous Military Trade Religion Next of Kin Discharged
Gordon Keith Robinson 733946 Private 112th Battalion; Royal Canadian Regiment May 4, 1898 (on attestation form) May 4, 1900 (actual date of birth) Sanford, Yarmouth Co., NS January 24, 1916 East Brenton, Yarmouth Co., NS Yarmouth, NS Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue-Gray Hair: Brown Weight: 105 lbs. 29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery (Yarmouth) Recruit; 1 month 85th Battalion Farmer Baptist Ada Robinson (Mother) East Brenton, Yarmouth Co., NS April 14, 1919 (Halifax) Gordon Robinson was the son of Wilson Robinson and Ada Robinson. Gordon’s attestation paper gives his father’s address as Sandford, Yarmouth Co., and his mother’s address as East Breton, Yarmouth Co, NS. His first attempt to enlist was with the 85th Battalion on September 27, 1915 at Halifax, NS. On his attestation form he gave his place of birth as Brazil Lake, Yarmouth Co. and his date of birth as May 4, 1899. He was considered “unfit” as under age and discharged October 31, 1915. His service number was 223056. On February 18, 1916 he re-enlisted with the 112th Battalion at Yarmouth, NS. He sailed for England on July 23, 1916 from Halifax on the SS Olympic arriving in Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916. Private Robinson served was transferred from 112th Battalion to the Royal Canadian Regiment and served in France from June 20, 1917. The was gassed on November 21, 1917 and was hospitalized. During that time the military determined his actual date of birth as May 4, 1900. He was transferred to the Nova Scotia Regiment Depot at Bramshott, England and discharged to Canada. He was discharged from military service at Halifax, on April 14, 1919. With the outbreak of World War II, Gordon enlisted on 28 October, 1939 at Yarmouth. On the 1939 attestation form, he gave his date of birth as May 4, 1900 and his place of birth as East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS. He sailed from Canada to the United Kingdom on December 21, 1939 and served until May 19, 1945 when he was given a medical discharge.
Private Gordon Keith Robinson