McMinn, Robert: Service no. 651051

Digitized Service Record

Source: Facebook post by the 160th Bruce Battalion Facebook Group.


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Source: 160th Bruce Battalion Facebook Group.
Source: Find-A-Grave. Photograph by Bruce Z. Nuckowski.

age 85 yrs.
Private in the 18th Battalion. C.E.F.
Regimental number: 651051

Robert served with the Army, his regiment was the Canadian Infantry and he was battle wounded in Arras France on August 28th 1918. He did survive the war.

Private Robert McMinn served with the 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion, CEF, following the breakup of the 160th Battalion in Feb. of 1918. Pre-war he served with the 32nd Bruce Regiment, a Canadian militia unit.

Research Notes
From 1934 reunion booklet “Bruce in Khaki.”

Canada in World War 1 – Canadian Great War Project
Marc Leroux

Suggested edit: Robert Bert”, McMinn, Robert was born on October 2, 1897 in Tara, Ontario. He enlisted in the Army on December 24, 1915 with the 160th Battalion. Bert was a bugler in the 32nd Infantry.

He trained in London, Ontario prior to embarking from Halifax on October 17,1916 aboard Metagama and landed in England on October 28, 1916 during World
War I.

While on active duty he was wounded and sent back to England to
recuperate, the war ended shortly after. He was discharged on January 22, 1919.

Bert was married on August 15, 1922 to E. L. May Morrow, and they had no
family. Bert was a talented, jovial and a generous man.

He was a member of theI.O.O.F. and The Royal Canadian Legion in Tara for 35 years.
Bert passed away on January 2, 1982 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Tara.

Contributor:48766670 – Liz Gowanlock – links to parents/siblings.
Contributor:48903000-suggested the addition of nick name, McMinn, Robert “Bert”

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