Hubert Joseph Corbett

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Jul 25, 1897

Born at Malta Ontario to John Thomas and Mary Elsie (nee Smith) Corbett


Aug 3, 1915

Attested into the 76th Battalion at the Niagara Ontario Camp 

Ø      Number 141324

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr John Corbett, father, of Malta Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Miller

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company, No 4 Platoon 

The Battalion did their initial training at the Niagara Camp



Sep 30, 1915

Pte Corbett was part of a draft of 255 All Ranks that left the Niagara Camp by train for Toronto, then on to Montreal


Oct 1, 1915

Embarked the RMS Scandinavian as part of the 1st Draft of the 76th Battalion at Montreal Quebec


Oct 10, 1915

Disembarked at Portsmouth England and was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 39th Reserve Battalion at the West Sandling Camp and posted to “B” Company


Nov 29, 1915

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe diagnosed with Bronchitis


Dec 4, 1915

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Hastings and the diagnosis was changed to read Influenza


Dec 22, 1915

Transferred to the Monks Horton Convalescent Hospital


Dec 28, 1915

Discharged from hospital and returned to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling


Feb 19, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 21, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Mar 12, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in Division Reserve at La Clytte


Jun 24, 1916

Admitted to No 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a shrapnel wound to the head where he receive first aid then transferred to No 5 CFA.  Because of the severity of the wounds, he was transferred that night to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment and assessment


Jul 1, 1916

Transferred via No 14 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No 8 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux


Jul 3, 1916

Transferred to the No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Jul 10, 1916

Discharged from hospital to Base Details at Boulogne


Jul 13, 1916

TOS the CBD and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Aug 5, 1916

Left the CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Aug 8, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at the Halifax Camp


Aug 11, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the front line H & O Trenches


Sep 15, 1916

Pte Corbett received a severe bullet wound to the right arm that shattered the radial bone during the attack on a strong point in a sugar factory.  Although not recorded in the file, he would have been transferred to a CFA then to a CCS. 

He was then transferred to the No 5 General Hospital


Sept 20, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Lanfranc

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


Sep 21, 1916

Admitted to the No 2 Western General Hospital at Monks Horton


Mar 10, 1917

Due to a reorganization of the handling of invalided men, he was posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Apr 12, 1917

Pte Corbett died of his wounds at the No 2 Western General Hospital after Tetanus set in

Manchester Southern Cemetery
Lancashire England

After the war, the following were sent to his father, John F Corbett, at Malta Ontario: 

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll 

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs JF Corbett at Gravenhurst Ontario


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