Friday 28 December 2012

Corporal Joseph Henry Webber

Born on 9 October 1896 in Tottenham, London, England - son of Matilda Webber, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Regiment (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 639198) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in Fouquescourt British Cemetery (grave I.D.5), 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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