Robert Bertram Richardson signature

On this day in 1918 Robert Bertram Richardson, a miller, was conscripted in Kingston. He was born in Deseronto on April 10th, 1887, the son of Reuben Richardson and Eliza (née Robertson). In 1901 the family were in Tweed, but they were back in Deseronto when Bertram joined the army.

Richardson joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3057759. He was five feet two inches tall, with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He was missing the first joint of his left index finger. His service record shows that he arrived in England on July 7th, 1918 on the SS Waimana and served in England for the remainder of the war. He suffered from bronchitis while in England and was invalided back to Canada in August 1919. He was demobilized on August 14th in Kingston.

Bertram died on October 12th, 1971 and was buried in Deseronto Cemetery.

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