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Lt. Archibald John Robins


Robins, Lt. Archibald John, enlisted at Levis, Quebec, originally from Farnham, Surrey, England. Occupation: Police Officer: Military Service: Private, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Reg. No. 1280, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “No barrage, so advanced up the trench without it, an officer named [Lt. A. J.] Robins [Lt. M. J. Robb] in charge. As fast as we advanced up trench Germans withdrew leaving all equipment and rifles, also machine guns,” 6:27 Aug ’18. In fact, it was Lieut. M. J. Robb who was in charge. Lt. A. J. Robins, who had been wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele on 30 October 1717, did not return to the PPCLI until 13 September 1918. He was killed near Tilloy on 28 September 1918.

Additional Biographical Information:

30-31 October 1917: [Wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele] Lt. G. G. Reynolds (at duty) – C. F. Lalor – J. McKay – G. H. Beeston – T. I. Gibson – J. E. Pike, A. J. Robins – A. R. Chipman – D. H. Macartney (at duty) – G. R. Stevens (Gassed) & Capt. D. A. MacLeod, M.O. gassed = 10. PPCLI War Diary, 31 October 1917.

13 September 1918: On Sept. 13th 22 O.R. [other ranks] and the following officers were taken on strength – Capt. F. L. Shoudice – Lieuts J. MacKay – H.T.I. Lee – G. Triggs – R. Paton – C. Frederickson – R. D. Millyard – N. Murray – E. C. Workman - & A. J. Robins. PPCLI War Diary 6-19 September 1918.

4 October 1918: Officer Casualties in fighting 27 Sept. – 1 Oct as follows: - Killed & died of wounds: Lt. Col. C. M. T. Stewart D.S.O., Lieuts Knowling – Robins –Triggs – Ramsey – Loptson – Millyard – Mackay. PPCLI War Diary, 4 October 1918.

Date of Death: 28 September 1918. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Burial at Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: II.C.2.


Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion, Pas de Calais, France.


Ontario Cemetery