When World War One broke out, Robert B. Powell enlisted in the Canadian infantry and served with the 48th Canadian Infantry Battalion. He saw a lot of action at the front in France, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He was killed in action on April 28, 19197, during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He was 36.
Thanks for this. Quite a record and quite a life.
The Canadian Corps was the only army in WWI that never retreated and never failed to gain an objective.
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