Robert Landsborough, MSM



Jun 10, 1894

Born at Dumfries Scotland


Oct 16, 1914

Shown on pay sheet for the 9th Mississauga Horse at Toronto Ontario


Nov 4, 1914

Shown on pay sheet for the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     Number 59563 (temporary number 540)

Ø     Next of kin given as Mrs Janet Landsborough (mother) of Greenburn, Dumfries, Scotland

o      There is a note to also notify David Landsborough (brother) of 38 Burlington St, Hamilton Ontario

Ø     Previous occupation given as Marine Fireman

Ø     Previous military experience given as 9th Mississauga Horse, Toronto and 3 years in United States Navy

Ø     Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø     Assigned to “E” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 8, 1915

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl without pay


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Apr 8, 1916

Attached to the 4th CIB (Canadian Infantry Brigade) TM (Trench Mortar) Battery


Apr 15, 1916

To be L/Cpl with pay


May 9, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 5 CFA with shrapnel wounds to back and right leg


May 10, 1917

Transferred to No 1 CFA


May 16, 1917

Discharged to duty


Jun 1, 1917

Mentioned In Despatches, London Gazette #30107



Jul 1, 1917

Promoted to rank of Sgt to complete establishment of 4th TM Battery


Aug 16, 1917

Admitted to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with wound to left leg 

Ceases to be attached to Trench Mortar Battery on admission to hospital


Aug 17, 1917

Transferred to No 56 General Hospital at Etaples


Aug 22, 1917

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Hospital at Etaples


Aug 23, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Convalescent Depot at Cayeux


Oct 2, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion and TOS (Taken On Strength) 4th CIB TM Battery. 

Discharged from hospital to Base Details at Etaples


Nov 6, 1917

Left to join 4th TM Battery


Nov 13, 1917

Rejoined 4th TM Battery from hospital


Nov 27, 1917

Proceeded to Division TM School


Dec 12, 1917

Rejoined from TM School


Jan 1, 1918

Granted 14 days leave in England


Jan 21, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Jun 17, 1918

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, London Gazette #30750



Nov 14, 1918

SOS 4th TM Btty on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Nov 27, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 23, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) 

No reason is given for the delay in returning from leave


Dec 26, 1918

Rejoined battalion


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre



Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked in England and proceeded to CCC (Canadian Corps Camp) Witley 

TOS “P” Wing at the Canadian Corps Camp pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 277339

Ø     Intended place of residence on discharge – GPO Hamilton Ontario


Dec 6, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Walker Mine, Spring Garden California, USA.

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