Robert J. Stevenson

Lance Corporal Robert J. Stevenson, H26783
Franklin, Manitoba
Fort Garry Horse 

Lance Corporal Stevenson is sponsored by the Province of Manitoba.
Lance Corporal Stevenson était parrainé par Province of Manitoba.

Birth place and date: Robert was born in Kindersley, SK on 31 July 1918.

Religion: Robert was a member of the United Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Robert served as a farmer.

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

Parents: Robert’s parents were Robert Arthur Stevenson and Cora Mae Murdock.

Siblings: Robert had one younger brother, James Harvey Murdock, age 6 and one younger sister, Shirley Hammond Murdock, age 6.

Next of kin: Robert’s next of kin was his mother, Cora Mae Murdock.

Date and location of enlistment: Robert enlisted on 28 March 1941 in Portage la Prairie, MB.

Additional Information:

  •  Robert left high school at the age of 17 after finishing one year.
  • Prior to the war, Robert worked as a farmer for 5 years.
  • Prior to the war, Robert had 30 days of training in Brandon, MB as a N.R.M.A recruit.
  •  Robert disembarked for the UK on 23 November 1941.

Burial location: Robert is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 26 years old when he died.

This Tribute Profile contains available biographical information on one of the Canadians who died on Juno Beach on 6 June 1944. The profile also recognizes the individual or organization who generously sponsored this soldier, and includes a message of thanks and remembrance for their sacrifice. This information is available in the soldier’s native tongue and has been compiled by the Lest We Forget program and, in some cases, through the generosity of individuals connected with the soldiers.  Due to the inconsistency of historical records and the sparse availability of first-hand witnesses, we know more about some than others. If you would like to contribute any material or help in our efforts to present the biographies in both French and English, please contact: jbca@junobeach.org.

Ce portrait contient des informations biographiques relatives à l’un des Canadiens qui sont morts sur la plage Juno, le 6 juin 1944. Il porte également mention de la personne ou de l’organisation qui a généreusement parrainé ce soldat, ainsi qu’un message de remerciement en souvenir de son sacrifice. Ces informations sont disponibles dans la langue maternelle du soldat et ont été compilées par le programme Lest We Forget et, dans certains cas, grâce à la générosité des personnes liées aux soldats. En raison de la disparité des documents historiques et des rares témoins de l’époque, nous ne disposons pas de la même quantité d’information sur tous les soldats. Si vous souhaitez compléter notre documentation ou nous aider dans nos efforts pour présenter les biographies en français et en anglais, merci de contacter : jbca@junobeach.org.