Saturday 27 March 2010

Private Bert William Kish

Born on 7 October 1888 in Frontenac County, Ontario - husband of Edith Parry Kish, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Benjamin and Jane Kish - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brakeman; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the 4th Hussars (in Kingston) (six years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410257) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 13 or 14 October 1915 - died of wounds on 6 December 1915 - buried in R.E. Farm Cemetery (grave III.B.10), Belgium.

(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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