Friday 12 March 2010

Private Herbert Kimber

Born on 1 June 1896 in London, England - son of Mrs. Lucy Kimber, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as harness maker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410961) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 6 February 1917 - invalided to England on 7 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918.

(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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