Monday 21 September 2009

Private Joseph Michael Hebert

Born on 31 March 1884 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Mrs. Alder Hebert, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, weight of 150 pounds, fair complexion, blue eyes, flaxen hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 1 February 1916 (number 788562) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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