Sunday 20 September 2009

Private Oliver Hebiert

Born on 19 January 1890 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Elizabeth Hebiert, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as electrician, single, no current military service, previously served with the 42nd Regiment, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, weight of 130 pounds, ruddy complexion, black eyes, black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 788571) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 2 July 1917.

(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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