Private Robert Charles Scotchbrook

Birth: April 13, 1890 in Newton-Harcourt, Leicestershire, England
Death: September 27, 1916 in Esquimalt, British Columbia
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 15268

Robert Charles Scotchbrook enlisted in Vancouver on August 30, 1916, giving his occupation as farmer and religion as Church of England. He listed his wife, Florrie, as next of kin, and their address as Steveston, B.C. Prior to their marriage on December 9, 1913, Florrie's maiden name was Mitchell. There was also a child Edith Dorothy, born July 26, 1907.

On enlistment Robert Scotchbrook joined the Royal Canadian Regiment.  He died of appendicitis at Esquimalt on September 27, 1916, less than one month after enlistment.

History of the Road Name (Scotchbrook Road):

  • Name suggested by letter from R.C. Palmer, City Clerk, to Reeve and Council dated November 17, 1954 (Street Naming File 6818 - 1950-1955)
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Meeting of December 6, 1954, res. 935, pg. 611