Wednesday 8 July 2009

Private Herbert Victor Gross

Born on 1 March 1890 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Gladys Gross, Lindsay, Ontario - son of Bertha Gross, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as marble worker, married, currently a member of the 10th Field Ambulance (3.5 years), no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 4 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 401754) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 1 August 1916 - later joined the 20th Battalion, CEF - wounded on 8 May 1917 - wounded on 28 August 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal.

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