Albert Edward Frost Robinson

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
476008
Unit at enlistment: 
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
No
Date of death: 
June 4th, 1916
Cemetery: 
Menin Gate Memorial - Ypres, Belgium - Panel 10
Commemorated at: 
Paris Presbyterian Church, University of Alberta Memorial Plaque
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth city: 
Montreal, Quebec
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Student
Employer: 
University of Alberta
Religious denominations: 
Presbyterian
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
21

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported Missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Attack at Sanctuary Wood.

BX June 19, 1916

Albert Edward Frost Robinson Reported Missing

Word has also been received that Private. Albert Edward Robinson of the Princess Patricia’s, is reported as missing. Private Robinson is the eldest son of Mr. C.B. Robinson, secretary treasurer of Penman's Limited, and enlisted in Montreal with the Princess Patricia’s.

BC December 16, 1916

Reported Missing

Albert Edward Frost Robinson was born at Montreal, July 7, 1894, and was therefore 22 years of age. His public school education was received at the Lachine Academy, and at the outbreak of the war he was a student at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where his uncle Dr. Tory is principal. He enlisted at Montreal in August, 1915, with the Third University Company, being reinforcements for the Princess Patricia’s. He had been in the trenches since January, 1916, and was officially reported "Missing", after the battle of Sanctuary Wood early in June, 1916. His Platoon Commander, Lieut. Stanley Fife, a Rhodes scholarship man, and three other Alberta University students, were killed in this engagement, and five wounded. His younger brother, Kenneth, is with the 4th Battalion, and has been recommended for a commission. They are both sons of Mr. C. B. Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer of Penmans Ltd.

BX May 4, 1917

Private A. Robinson of Paris is given today as presumed dead.