Monday 12 November 2012

Private Joseph Vere

Born on 11 March 1893 in Butte, Montana – brother of Samuel Vere, Staffordville, Alberta – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Calgary, Alberta; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 31 December 1915 (number 207348) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 17 May 1917 – killed in action on 30 October 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), 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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