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Robert Swanson

In memory of:

Corporal Robert Swanson

May 11, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

703409

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

102nd Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 15, 1895
Nanaimo, British Columbia

Enlistment:

January 24, 1916
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Swanson, Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 335 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. E. 14.

Location:

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Robert Swanson– This photo of Robert was probably taken close to the time of his enlistment.  He was 20 years old at the time of enlistment.  He died at Vimy on May 11, 1917, just 21 years old.  A life cut short far too soon.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of May 25, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y143uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 9, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y156uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Cemetery– La Chaudiere Military Cemetery - La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May they rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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