- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1918/01/31
- Latest 1920/12/31
- Inscription (obverse/avers): HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR ROBERT ANDREW KANE; E.C.P.; 76 (reverse/verso): W
- Materials Bronze
- Branch Canadian Engineers
- Rank Corporal
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 3RD FIELD COMPANY
- Person / Institution Subject, Kane, Corporal Robert Andrew
- Measurements Thickness 0.5 cm, Outside Diameter 12.0 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Kane, Robert Andrew
Robert Andrew Kane was born in Westport, Ontario, on 28 August 1889. He was the fourth of Thomas and Ellen Kane’s eight children. His father was a farmer.
Kane was a civil engineering student when he enlisted in the Canadian Engineers at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on 26 September 1914. He had previously served in a militia engineering unit.
After initial training in Canada, Kane travelled to Plymouth, England, with his unit on 3 October 1914 as part of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Contingent trained on Salisbury Plain for four months. Just before it was shipped to France in February 1915, Kane was promoted to the rank of corporal. He died on 12 December 1915, after receiving a gunshot wound to the chest while constructing trenches near Ypres, Belgium.
Robert Andrew Kane is buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, in Belgium.