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John Stanley Robson

In memory of:

Private John Stanley Robson

September 28, 1916


Étaples, France

Military Service


Service Number:

71514

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

27th Bn.

Citation(s):

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on September 15th and 16th 1916, this stretcher bearer worked unceasingly under intense fire attending to wounded in shell holes in the depth of 1200 yards by his own efforts he succeeded in evacuating and saving the lives of a large number of his comrades.' (London Gazette): 9-12-16).

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Enlistment:

October 27, 1914
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Joseph and Martha Robson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Husband of Ruth Robson, of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 156 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XI. D. 17.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Stanley Robson– Photograph showing a detail of Pte. John Stanley Robson posed with other members of No. 8 Platoon, No. 2 Company 27th (City Of Winnipeg) Regt. before embarkation to England as part of the 2nd Canadian contingent.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Collection– The Military Medal and service medals awarded to Pte. John Stanley Robson 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion CEF. Citation for Military Medal: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on September 15th and 16th 1916, this stretcher bearer worked unceasingly under intense fire attending to wounded in shell holes in the depth of 1200 yards by his own efforts he succeeded in evacuating and saving the lives of a large number of his comrades. (LG: 9-12-16). Robson received a shrapnel wound to the head, and died of his wounds on September 28, 1916.
  • Headstone of John S. Robson– Grave of Pte. John Stanley Robson MM 27th (Winnipeg) Battalion CEF.

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