Robert J. Gill
Cadet Commanding Officer 1906-1907
Captain Robert James Gill was born in Brockville, Ontario on October 20th, 1888 and attended St. Andrew's College from 1904 to 1907. In his final year, he served as Cadet Commanding Officer.
When he enlisted with the 156th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in Brockville on November 7, 1915, he was a farmer and was married to Pauline Lavinia Gill. At that time he indicated six years of previous service with the 41st Battalion (Militia).
Gill later served with the
21st Battalion during which time he was awarded the Military Cross (see
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty south of Mons, on 9th November, 1918. By skilful leading he kept his company continually on the advance, maintaining pressure on the enemy rearguards. On arriving at the outskirts of the village, where the opposition was very determined, he made a personal reconnaissance, and bringing up a platoon with a Lewis gun, drove the enemy back hurriedly.”
Awarded as per the London Gazette 012/10/19 and the Canada Gazette 01/17/20, P2183