John Franklin Robinson

Gunner John Franklin Robinson, M100165
Gleichen, Alberta
Royal Canadian Artillery – 13 Field Regiment

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Birth place and date: John was born in Gleichen, AB on 5 November 1922.

Religion: John was a member of the United Church.

Occupation: Before the war, John served as a carpenter.

Marital Status: John was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: John’s next of kin was his father, John James Robinson.

Date and location of enlistment: John enlisted in August 1940 in Gleichen, AB.

Medals: John was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM. His mother was also given the Memorial Cross on behalf of John after he was killed in action.

Burial location: John is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 21 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

John was very family oriented. He had two loving sisters and parents, John J. Robinson and Francis L. Robinson.

I can imagine how much John missed his family while he was away combating overseas, being so young in strange places with strange people, leaving for months at a time.

John was the kind of person that tried new things for experience and knowledge and a sense of adventure. After he left school at the age of 16, he worked as a projectionist. With the money he made as a projectionist, he attended university and earned an apprenticeship with the hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a contractor someday.

I hope that we never forget our heroes, like John, and that we remember how real the war was and how lucky we are that we may never have to fight their fight again. Lest we forget.

Witten by: Meagan Moore, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Meagan Moore, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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