Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Reginald Robinson

In memory of:

Lieutenant Frederick Reginald Robinson

August 19, 1916

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

73rd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Major W. H. and Julia M. Reynolds Robinson. Born at Granby, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 155 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. H. 23.

Location:

Brandhoek Military Cemetery is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre on the Branderstraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek, lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Branderstraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross. Historical Information: During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church. Field ambulances were posted there continuously and the Military Cemetery was opened early in May 1915 in a field adjoining the dressing station. It closed in July 1917 when the New Military Cemetery was opened nearby, to be followed by the New Military Cemetery No 3 in August 1917. Brandhoek Military Cemetery now contains 669 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers
  • Roll of Honour– Roll of Honour included in the 1917 school bulletin for the University of Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Quebec.
  • Photo of Frederick Reginald Robinson– Photo taken from "A Short History and Photographic Record of the 73rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Royal Highlanders of Canada".  Page 6.  OFFICERS OF 'A' COMPANY
  • Attestation Papers (Front)– OFFICERS' DECLARATION PAPER 
(Source:  Library and Archives Canada
Soldiers of the First World War.
  • Photo of Frederick Robinson– This photo hung in my grandfather's den up until his death in 1973. As both were graduates of Bishops College (my grandfather H.A. Harding in 1906 and F.R. Robinson in 1908), I assume that is where they met.  
On the rear of the photo an inscription reads: Lieut. F.R. Robinson 13th Bat. Royal Highlander, March 24th 1916.Sent from Montreal just before the 13th left for England. Killed by a shell while returning from the trenches- France Aug 19th 1916.
  • Team Photo– Bishop's College - 1907 Hockey Team
F.R. Robinson (Goal)

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