Saturday 28 November 2009

Private Jesse Humphrey

Born on 21 January 1892 in Wilford[?], England - son of Jesse Humphrey, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 28 February 1916 (number 639775) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 or 31 May 1917 - killed in action on 2 August 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave IX.E.13), France.

(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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