Source: 116th Excel sheet by Mark Carmichael re. soldiers of 116th that served with the 18th Battalion.
Family Search: When Robert Elson Swansborough was born on 13 May 1894, in Godalming, Surrey, England, his father, Rufus Thomas Swansborough, was 53 and his mother, Jane Novell, was 46. He married Marjorie F Hunter in 1934, in Sussex, England. He lived in Uxbridge Township, Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1922. He registered for military service in 1915. In 1915, at the age of 21, his occupation is listed as farm labourer in Uxbridge Township, Ontario, Ontario, Canada. He died on 9 March 1977, in Ashford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.
|Year of Birth||3/8/1905|
|Date of Death|
|Country of birth||England|
|City born||Godalming, Surrey, England|
|Origin Unit||116th Battalion|
|Pre war Unit|
|Date in England||7/31/1916|
|Date in France|
|Date w 116||12/11/1915|
|Wound type/Death particuolars|
|Medals||Military Medal (Sept 30,1918)|
|Unit History||116th to 18th|
|Other details||A Coy – promoted to Corporal to Sergeant|