Robert Sandford Graham1

M, #34743, b. 1898, d. 20 August 1975
Last Edited18 May 2019
     Robert was born in 1898 in Beachburg, Admaston Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, CanadaG.2 He died on 20 August 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaG. Note that the Red Chevron denoted overseas service in W.W. I and did not directly relate to his Military Medal (M.M.)1
     The following information is extracted from his obituary.1
     Canadian Military Service:
     Robert Sandford Graham began military service on 24 September 1914 in Valcartier, Québec, CanadaG, joining the 6th battalion.2 On 6 June 1915, he was promoted to acting sergeant with the 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry serving in France.

On July 31, 1916 he was hospitalized for a gun shot wound to his left chest. He was discharged from hospital on Aug. 15, 1916. His rank was recorded as Corporal on the Canadian Convaleescent Hospital card in his file. This card also notes that he was wounded on June 13th at Ypres.

On Dec 7, 1915 he received a bullet wound to his right elbow, and was hospitalized on the 8th. He was discharged on the 14th. It was later reported as a gun shot wound to the left arm.

On Aug 28, 1916 he sailed for Canada on the S. S. Corinthian. He was on furlough from this date to Oct 9th. He returned to England on the S.S. Olympic on Nov 14, 1916.

On May 9, 1918 he received shell wounds to his legs and foot.

On Oct 10, 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal. There are no further details concerning this award in his service file.2 L/Sgt Robert Sandford Graham ended military service as part of general demobilization on 10 January 1919 in Kingston, Ontario, CanadaG,
End of Military Service section.2

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Ottawa Journal published in Ottawa, Ontario, 22 August 1975 .1

Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; Robert Sandford Graham, M.M.3


  1. [S7385] Deaths - Graham, Robert Sandford M. M. Red Chevron, The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, Aug 22, 1975, Page 34, column 5 viewed at,, Obituary: Robert Sandford Graham, M.M. Red Chevron. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa journal.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): Robert Sandford Graham, M.M. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S8498] Canadian Great War Project, online CGWP - Graham, Robert Sandford, M.M.. Hereinafter cited as CGWP - Graham, Robert Sandford, M.M.

Bertha (?)1

F, #34747
Last Edited22 Feb 2017
     Bertha married Robert Grogan.1


Robert Grogan


  1. [S7404] Frimley and Camberley 2nd World War 1939 - 1945 Memorial, online A list of the men by Surname G - I, Frimley and Camberley Great War 1914 - 1918 Memorial: Surnames beginning with G. Hereinafter cited as Frimley and Camberley WWII Memorial.

Julia (?)1

F, #34748
Last Edited8 Feb 2018
     Julia married George MacDonald.2
     In the obituary of Dr. George Alfred MacDonald who died 15 November 1940, his mother, Julia MacDonald of Brantford, ON, was listed as a survivor.1,2


George MacDonald


  1. [S2753] Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead, online Search: Service Files of the Second World War – War Dead, 1939-1947, Flight Lieutenant George Alfred MacDonald. Hereinafter cited as WWI Cdn War Dead.
  2. [S6569] Dr. G. A. MacDonald, Kitchener Daily Record, Kitchener, ON, Nov 18, 1940, Page 4 viewed at Find A Grave,, Find A Grave memorial page includes an image of his obituary from the Kitchener Daily Record, Nov. 18, 1940, page 15. Hereinafter cited as Kitchener Daily Record.

Victor Zumach1,2

M, #34756, b. 30 January 1905, d. 21 February 1905
Last Edited27 Feb 2017
     Victor Zumach was born illegitimate on 30 January 1905 in London, Middlesex County, Ontario, CanadaG.2 He died on 21 February 1905 in Middlesex County, Ontario, CanadaG.1


  1. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario),, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:      Victor Zumach.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:      Victor Zumach. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

Caroline (?)1

F, #34758
Last Edited28 Feb 2017
     Caroline married Gollip Yange.1
     Caroline Yange was recorded as the mother of the bridegroom at the marriage of August Yange and Anne Krieger on 24 April 1874.1


Gollip Yange


  1. [S93] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages - Volume 1 - 1869-1875 (Renfrew, Ontario: Olga Lewis, June 1996), 1874 -- Page 5, # 30 Yange/Krieger, Registration Number 008276. Hereinafter cited as RCM 1869-1875.

Ivan Bayne1

M, #34759, b. 8 May 1915, d. 22 November 2002
Last Edited28 Feb 2017
     Ivan was born on 8 May 1915 in Tuxford, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2 He died on 22 November 2002 at age 87.2


  1. [S7415] Bill (G. L.), et al Lougheed, compiler, Prairie Sojourn: Belle Plain, Stony Beach (Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatchewan: Heritage 80 Committee, 1980), Prairie Sojourn: Belle Plain, Stony Beach
    Pages 45 & 46 - Coan Barwell History by Esther Bayne. Hereinafter cited as Prairie Sojourn.
  2. [S7414] Shetland Family History, online Shetland Family History, Ivan Bayne. Hereinafter cited as Shetland Family History.