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Robert William Parkinson

Rank: Captain
Street: 14 Strathcona Avenue
Town/Village: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Alternative Address: Longford, County Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Recorded with his wife at 2494 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Regiment/Unit: 95th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force/ 2nd Battalion Queens Own Rifles of Canada
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Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: Robert was born in Longford in 29 March 1867*, but emigrated to Canada with his family in May 1884 on the ship "Sardinian". He first married Mary Joan Tibbits in York, Ontario in October 1898; she sadly passed away and he remarried Mamie Ada Fellowes, in July 1904. Lt Parkinson. Prior to the war, Parkinson was working as an advertising manager, but was working as a conductor by 1921. Lt Parkinson enlisted in 1915 in Toronto, but had previously spent six years in the 2nd Battalion, QOR. He was posted overseas in May 1916 to February 1917 and was a recipient of the Great War and Victory medals. On enlistment, Parkinson's rank was Lieutenant, but all subsequent records describe him as Captain.
Parents Names: Son of John William Parkinson and Margaret (née McFarlane)
Notes: On his attestment form, Parkinson stated his birth-date was March 1873, however his birth was registered in Longford in 1867, and his marriage records give 1867 as the year of birth; in the 1911 Census, it was stated that Parkinson was born in 1868. The 95th Battalion were raised after 26 October 1915, and left from Halifax, Nova Scotia for Britain in May 1916. They arrived in Liverpool 8June and were sent to Shorncliffe, England. They were disbanded in August 1917.

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