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Robert Black

In memory of:

Private Robert Black

August 8, 1918
Amiens, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


14th Bn.

Additional Information


December 25, 1896
Montréal, Quebec


March 23, 1916
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Robert Black (deceased in 1916) and Mary-Ann Mearn (deceased in 1918), of Montréal, Québec. His mother’s name was incorrectly spelled as « Marie-Anne Morins » in his military file and he was enrolled under his nickname « Bob » but his real first name was Robert. He was illiterate and was unable to check the inscription in his files. However, he was later correctly inscribed in the Bok of Remembrance. He was deployed to France on 29 March 1918 to serve with the 22nd Battalion, but he never joined this unit. He was rather transferred a few days later to the 14th Battalion. He was killed the first day of the Battle of Amiens, between Gentelles and Cayeux-en-Santerre, two villages located East of Amiens.

Commemorated on Page 369 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

A. 5.


Demuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. TORONTO CEMETERY is 2 kilometres north of Demuin village, in the fields.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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