BERE, Private Robert

BERE, Private Robert   (On Nelson Cenotaph as R. Bere)

[Name is spelled BEER in 1881 and 1891 UK Census]

Regimental Number: 442939

Military Unit: 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment)

Date of Death: 27 March, 1916 (Hooge—St. Eloi Craters)

Age at Death: 40

Place of Burial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium


Attestation: 10 June, 1915, Vernon Camp (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 11 February, 1876; Devonport, Devonshire, England

Occupation: Labourer

Residence: Fruitvale, BC

Next of Kin: Eliza Ann Bere (Mother), West Hartlepool, England

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

The Daily News, November 26, 1915:

Went overseas with the 2nd contingent of the 54th battalion

Chalmers Johnston, The 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Horse), in France and Flanders, From the Records of Lt. Col. G. Chalmers Johnston:

Pte. Robert Bere died of wounds at Hooge, March 27, 1916