Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sergeant Herbert Love, MSM

Born on 5 March 1878 in North Augusta, Ontario - husband of Louise Love, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; married with five children (daughters 11 and 10, sons 5 and 3 years and 8 months); currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 March 1915 (number 410133) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 17 December 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 18 January 1919 - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 21 September 1918: "For continuous good service as Sergt. Cook, superintending the cooking arrangements of the Battalion."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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