Friday 27 May 2011

Private Joseph Henry Nobes

Born on 2 February 1898 in Howe Island, Frontenac County, Ontario - son of Margaret Nobes, Gananoque, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Gananoque, Ontario; cheesemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 7 January 1916 (number 639367) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918.

(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)

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