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James Thompson Robb

In memory of:

Lieutenant James Thompson Robb

April 9, 1917

Military Service




Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


4th Bn.

Additional Information

Husband of Ethel M. Robb of Leamington, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 316 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. D. 4.


Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– A photograph of Lieutenant George Arthur Ewens, Lieutenant Colin Stanley Campbell, And Lieutenant James Thompson Robb during their time with the 147th Grey Battalion. All three would die in the service of their king and country during the First World War. Lest we forget.
  • Memorial– Owen Sound Collegiate Institute Memorial Tablet. Image courtesy of Owen Sound Collegiate (OSCVI) Digital Soldier Library.
  • Photo of James Thompson Robb– From the Owen Sound Sun Times November 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Owen Sound Sun March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: The Owen Sound Reporter
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: The Owen Sound Reporter
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Memorial Plaque– Owen Sound Ontario Cenotaph

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