Hubert Albert Aubrey


Feb 20, 1880

Born in Alexandria, Ontario to Hubert and Mary Emiline (nee Larocque) Aubrey


Nov 12, 1907

Married to Josephine Ladouceur in Prescott, Ontario


Feb 1, 1910

Entered the USA to visit his brother-in-law, Henry Perkins, at 137 Whitewood Ave., Detroit


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston 

Ø      Number 59028 (temporary number 497)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. H.A. Aubrey, wife, Prescott, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Tailor

Ø      Previous military experience given as 59th Regiment, Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Dec 8, 1914

To receive extra pay as a Cook


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Apr 16, 1916

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Trench Mortar Battery for duty


Jan 19, 1917

While on leave in England he was admitted to the Bramshott Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Tonsillitis

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Jan 27, 1917

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CCAC in Hastings


Feb 8, 1917

Admitted to the CCH (Canadian Convalescent Hospital) in Epsom with a diagnosis that reads Neurasthenia, a nervous disorder.  He reported having been buried on more than one occasion by the explosion of artillery shells.


Feb 26, 1917

Placed in isolation when Scabies were discovered


Mar 10, 1917

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Mar 20, 1917

Swollen and inflamed inguinal glands are noted


Apr 11, 1917

Transferred to the Granville Canadian Special Hospital in Ramsgate


May 15, 1917

Discharged from hospital and reported to the EORD in Hastings, and was attached to the CARD (Canadian Artillery Regimental Depot) and placed On Command to the Reserve Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery in Shorncliffe for light duties


May 28, 1917

On Command to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending obtaining leave to Canada


Jun 22, 1917

Granted leave to visit Canada until August 30, 1917

Embarked the SS Metagama in Liverpool at his own expense


Jul 8, 1917

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Aug 30, 1917

Leave was extended to October 10, 1917


Oct 10, 1917

While on leave he was posted to the Canadian Forestry Depot in Rockcliffe, Ontario to be retained in Canada on compassionate grounds


Dec 28, 1917

Admitted to the Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston.  A Medical Board held there notes the following

Ø      Patient was buried on more than one occasion by the explosion of enemy artillery shells

Ø      Has tremors of hands and twitching muscles

Ø      Suffers from headaches

Ø      Has trouble sleeping

Ø      His problem results in a 60% disability and is expected to last for at least one year then may gradually decrease.


Jan 26, 1918

Discharged from hospital and retained on out-patient status with subsistence


Feb 10, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston while still in hospital

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Prescott, Ontario


Feb 12, 1918

Discharged from hospital 

Shortly after his discharge he moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 6121 Whitewood Ave., Detroit, Michigan, USA


Aug 24, 1919

Wife Josephine entered the USA with her 3 children to join her husband, Hubert, at 77 Whitewood Ave., Detroit


Oct 23, 1952

Hubert Aubrey died from a Cerebral Thrombosis (a blood clot in the brain) in the St. Anne’s Veterans Hospital, Montreal, and was buried in the Cote des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec.  His widow’s address was listed as 911 State St., Ogdensburg, New York, USA


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