Saturday 29 December 2012

Private Herbert Webster

Born on 18 July 1897 in Rollo[?] - son of J.H. Webster, Merrickville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 30.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Merrickville, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 639430) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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