Friday 14 September 2012

Private Herbert Henry Fillmore

Born on 27 March 1898 in Fingal, Ontario - son of Edward Fillmore, PO Dutton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario, trade as telegrapher, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 33.25 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 190056) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave I.D.9), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Fillmore's headstone at Regina Trench Cemetery that I took in Aug 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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