James Robert Sager's signatureOn this day in 1915 (James) Robert Sager joined up in Ottawa. He was a box-maker, living in Midland, Ontario. He was born in Deseronto on June 1st, 1889, the son of Nicholas Sager and Annie (née Smith). Annie died in Deseronto in 1899 and by the time of the 1911 census the Sager family had moved to Simcoe County, Ontario. Robert Sager married Lena Beatrice Hoag in Midland on June 23rd, 1911.

Sager was five feet six inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. He joined the 38th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 410611.

Sager survived the war and is found back in Midland with Lena in the 1921 census, working as a longshoreman and with a three-year-old daughter, Dorothy. He died in Midland on February 28th, 1960 and his wife died there on March 2nd, 1962.

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