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Robert Esplin Donaldson

In memory of:

Private Robert Esplin Donaldson

May 25, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

195954

Age:

48

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

52nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of James Donaldson; husband of Wilhelmina Donaldson, of Hamilton, Ontario. Served in the South African Campaign.

Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 8.

Location:

Lievin is a small town in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 3.5 kilometres west of Lens. The Communal Cemetery is on the south-west side of the town on the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle.

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: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 91 of 1076. He was buried in Acheville Road Cemetery, East of Vimy, 3 ¼ miles South of Lens. After the Armistice his body was exhumed and interred in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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