Robert George Angus

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Écosse, Royaume-Uni

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Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 —  Canadian Infantry, 49th Bn. (Edmonton)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Bridge House, Langemark, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


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Mon histoire

Private Robert George Angus (49th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 7th Canadian Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division) was killed in action on the 30th of October 1917. At 4.30 p.m. on the 28th of October 1917, the 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry had moved from the Wieltje area to the frontline and the right of the Gravenstaffel-Bellevue road, where they relieved the 116th Bn. on the night of the 28th and the 29th October. In the night of the 29th and 30th of October, the 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry moved to the assembly line. At 5.48 a.m. on the 30th of October, before their barrage dropped, they were under enemy machine gun and rifle fire. As a result of this, a great amount of casualties fell even before the attack had started. At 5.50 a.m. the 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry started a very light rolling barrage. The line advanced slowly, and immediately after leaving the jumping-off line they suffered many casualties. At 5.52 a.m., the enemy laid down a barrage. The second and third wave pushed on, but also suffered heavy casualties from shelling and rifle and machine gun fire. They succeeded in taking the intermediate objective. But the left flank had been held up at Fürst Farm, near the hamlet of Meetcheele, by rifle and machine gun fire. No further advance was possible. After the 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry dug in, enemy shelling directed by a German plane came down on the line. From 7.00 p.m. onwards, the position was consolidated.
Private Robert George Angus fell during the fighting on the 30th of October. He fell somewhere between the jumping-off line and the consolidated line, but an exact location is not known. His remains were never recovered or identified and he is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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" The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account ", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 131-133.
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Circumstances of Death
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Service Records
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The Long Long Trail
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War Diary 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry
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