Rifleman Robin S Hood

Robin was born on September 29th 1925 in Coronation, AB. He was active in sports and was an honor student, earning several academic awards.

On November 11th, 1943 at the age of 18 he volunteered for the Canadian Army. He served with the following Units:

  • No. 13 District Depot, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
  • No. 1 Canadian Infantry Training Regiment, Canadian Infantry Corps
  • Regina Rifle Regiment
  • Royal Winnipeg Rifles

He served in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. On April 7, 1945 he was wounded in action during the liberation of Holland while serving with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.

While recovering from his wounds at the Colonel Belcher hospital in Calgary he met Esther Brown who was visiting her brother. Robin was discharged from the army in 1945 and later married Esther. They settled in Calgary where they resided for the next 20 years where their family grew with the birth of Robin, Peggy, Greg, Pat and Cam. In 1968 they moved to Ottawa and in 1969 they relocated to Winnipeg where Robin worked for the Department of National Defence.

Robin and Esther joined the Charleswood Legion where they were very active members for many years. Robin died on January 4, 2007.

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