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Robert Charmillot

In memory of:

Private Robert Charmillot

September 27, 1918


Cambrai, France

Military Service


Service Number:

2380589

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 6, 1885
Berne, Switzerland

Enlistment:

February 14, 1918
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Robert Charmillot immigrated to Canada in March 1913 and moved to Winnipeg. In February 1918, he was enrolled as a conscript. He named his brother Joseph, of Rebeuvelier, Switzerland, as next of kin. When he arrived in France, he was assigned to the 8th Battalion, joining them on 6 September 1918. One week later, he was transferred to the 22nd Battalion, but before rejoining the unit on the field, he was killed in action, during the attack at Cambrai. His transfer to the 22nd Battalion was therefore cancelled.

Commemorated on Page 383 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 8.

Location:

Sains-les-Marquion is a village and it lies approximately 2 kilometres south of Marquion, which lies on the main straight road from Arras to Cambrai. The Ontario Cemetery lies to the south of the village. The cemetery was made after the capture of Sains-les-Marquion by the Canadian Division on September 27, 1918. The Cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and now covers an area of 949 square metres. It is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CATCHPOLE TO CHIGNELL. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 747 of 958.
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