Language selection

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Black

In memory of:

Private Robert Black

August 8, 1918

Amiens, France

Military Service


Service Number:

243181

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

14th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 25, 1896
Montréal, Québec

Enlistment:

March 23, 1916
Montréal, Québec

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.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

TORONTO CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

A. 5.

Location:

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.

Digital Collection

Do you have photographs or personal memorabilia relating to Robert Black that you want included in our digital collection?

Send us your images

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: