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Robert Wallace Cruise

In memory of:

Private Robert Wallace Cruise

September 28, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

425650

Age:

17

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 3, 1899
Dauphin, Manitoba

Enlistment:

June 28, 1915
Dauphin, Manitoba

Commemorated on Page 73 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. 16.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Robert Wallace Cruise– aka Robin
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Crossley to Cyrs. Microform Sequence 25; Volume Number 31829_B016734. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 169. Page 215 of 890.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of October 18, 1916. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/details/dailycolonist58y267uvic/mode/1up?view=theater
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper clipping– Clipping from Calgary Daily Herald May 5, 1916

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