Source: We Will Remember Them (Elgin County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society)
Appears to have died January 15, 1944 at Branksome, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.
“Robert’s name appears in a letter printed in the Aylmer Express, November 26, 1914 from “the Aylmer Boys” while in London awaiting their journey overseas. His name is not included in any previous lists of recruits, nor is his place of residence given on his attestation paper. It is assumed he was living in the Aylmer area when he enlisted for service on October 26, 1914 in St. Thomas. He was born on December 7, 1893 in Poole, Dorset, England. He names his next of kin as his father, Charles R. Brackstone, of #1 Croft Villa, Upper Post Stone [?], Poole, England. He was a farmer and was not married.The family is found on the 1901 census living at Cranbrook Villa in Branksome, Dorset. Charles is in the navy, and his wife’s name is Mary.No further information is known, but it is possible that Robert returned to England following the war. A marriage record was found for a Robert Henry Brackstone to Mabel Chamberlain in 1922 in Poole, Dorset, England.”Source: We Will Remember Them (Elgin County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society)