Rifleman Robert P. Papple, B147464
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Robert was just like any other Canadian; he had a family, friends, and dreams. He was born on 2 March 1914 in Seaforth, ON. He was single, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and he listed his next of kin his mother, Isabella Papple. For his generation, he was well educated, earning a high school diploma for Junior Fourth, yet his goal was to be a truck driver.
Robert enlisted in the Second World War and served as a rifleman with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regiment. Although Robert served for only one year, he was awarded with multiple distinctions. He was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the SVSM and Clasp, the War Medal, and the France-Germany Star. He was killed in action on 6 June 1944. Robert was only 30 years old and is buried at grave 5, row F, plot 1, in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, France.
Witten by: Luke Gillin, a student at Oakville Trafalger High School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Luke Gillin, un élève de Oakville Trafalgar High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
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