Joseph Lober

Aug 26, 1895

Born in Bainsville, Ontario to Louis and Emma Lober


Nov 11, 1917

Shown as TOS (Taken On Strength) the 1st Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Kingston, Ontario

 Ø  Number 656


Jan 8, 1918

Medical examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 in Kingston, Ontario.  He was determined to be fit for service

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Kingston, Ontario under the MSA

 Ø  Number 4020656

Ø  Next of kin given as Louis Lober, father, Bainsville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to the 3rd Regimental Draft

It is noted on his medical history that he is illiterate and his signatures are all noted as “his mark” and an X is put in place of a signature.

Joseph Lober was sworn in the same day as his brother, John


Feb 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Mar 4, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the men proceeded to Seaford where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion with his brother John

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Lober joined the 21st Battalion rear details with his brother John, in the town of Marcelcave as part of a draft of 48 reinforcements.  He joined the main part of the battalion a few days later when the men came out of the front line.


Aug 28, 1918

Joseph’s brother John  was killed in action near Vis-en-Artois, France


Oct 11, 1918

Private Joseph Lober was wounded in the right hip during the battalion’s advance on Avesnes-le-Sec and was evacuated to the 2/3 London Field Ambulance for first aid then he was transferred to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment


Oct 14, 1918

He was transported by the No. 15 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 3 General Hospital in Le Treport, France


Oct 24, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Guildford Castle



On arrival in England he was admitted to the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital in Basingstoke

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


Jan 27, 1919

Discharged from hospital with sick leave until February 6.

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Feb 6, 1919

Reported to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Feb 12, 1919

Admitted to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne with a diagnosis that reads Influenza and Pneumonia and placed on the dangerously ill list.  He had been ill for 2 days before reporting sick.


Feb 23, 1919

Removed from the dangerously ill list


Mar 12, 1919

Transferred to the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Bexhill


Mar 21, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


Apr 10, 1919

Transferred to MD #3 in Rhyl pending return to Canada


May 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Mauretania in Southampton



May 9, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


May 12, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

 Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 190211

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Bainsville, Ontario

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Bainsville, Ontario


Nov 25, 1966

Joseph Lober died while a patient in the Ontario Hospital in Brockville, Ontario

Return to Tribute list