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Seaborn, Robert Lowder

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1911 (Toronto/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
February 15th, 1993 (Cobourg/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
H/Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division)
For action performed on 6 June 1944 (D-Day), near Courseulles-sur-Mer/Calvados department, Lower Normandy, France.
Citation unavailable.
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
H/Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division)
Recommendation:
On 6 June 1944 (D-day) at Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, H/Captain Robert Louden Seaborn Padre 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment landed with his unit. He was slightly wounded in the landing craft just prior to landing, but refused to allow himself to be evacuated. As soon as he landed he began to assist the Medical Officer to attend the wounded on the beach, and on the advance inland. He paid particular attention to nesting the wounded and ensuring that their locations were clearly marked. Whenever the battalion stopped to reorganize, after all the wounded were attended to he began to bury the dead sometimes moving well out under enemy fire to recover bodies. Difficult as his task was, handicapped by fatigue and lack of transport and equipment, H/Captain Robert Louden Seaborn carried on, not only caring for the wounded, but frequently visiting all ranks in the battalion, giving encouragement with a cheery word and a smile, never thinking of himself, but always of the welfare of the men. He is a true Christian and is admired by the whole battalion down to the last man for his fortitude and gallantry.

With vermilion star.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

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