White, Robert Alexander

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Private
  • Branch: 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, Saskatchewan Regiment
  • Regiment number: 255613
  • Date of birth: March 18, 1891
  • Where born: Embro, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: August 10, 1918
  • Wars Served: World War I
  • Commemorated: Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Bouchoir, Somme, France
  • Years of service: May 8, 1916 - August 10, 1918
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Robert Alexander was born March 18, 1891, the first son of John and Jane (McDonald) White, who at the time were living on Lot 3, Concession 7. When he enlisted, May 8, 1916, at age 27, Robert was an unmarried lumberjack living in Moose Jaw, Sask. He joined the Saskatchewan Regiment of the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. He died on Aug. 10, 1918, and is commemorated in the Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Bouchoir, Somme, France.

 

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