John Francis Hubert

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
November 6th, 1917
Oxford Road Cemetery - Ypres, Belgium - I.L.31.
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Brantford, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
40 Sheridan Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
40 Sheridan Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Roman Catholic
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. 
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches near Passchendaele.

BX December 3, 1917

Private John Francis Hubert, who went overseas with the first Brant County Battalion, has been killed in action, according to word just received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hubert, 222 Sheridan Street. He was a former employee of the Brandon Shoe Company, and leaves to mourn his loss, his parents, one brother, Edward, in France, and four sisters, Mrs. Alf Stewart, city; Mrs. Percy Meade, city; Annie, at home; Mrs. Walter Hawley, Hamilton. His brother Edward was with him in France the last his parents heard, and they are now anxiously awaiting further word.

BX January 18, 1918

News of Death of Private Hubert – Parents Receive Sympathetic Letter from Chum of Hero

Mr. and Mrs. A Hubert, 222 Sheridan Street, city, have just received the following letter dated Dec. 22, 1917, from Pte. Ed. Reeves, 4th Canadians, written from the auxiliary hospital, Hollywell, North Wales:

It is with great effort I write you, relative to you losing your dear son Jack. Please accept my sincere regrets. I was so greatly attached to him, having lived with him ever since we left dear old Brantford. He and Earl slept just across from me in the camp but all the time we were in England, until we went to France. In fact, the old M.G.S. of the 125th was like one big family, so that we were all so interested in one another.

I was wounded on Sunday, Sept. 16, and that was the last of both Fred and Jack. I could scarcely believe it when Earl wrote me from a London hospital that Jack had fought his last. We all looked forward to meeting some day in Brantford, but such could not be done without sacrifice. Earl wrote me last week that he is getting better. We both expect we shall have to go to France before spring again. I would have written before but I did not know your address.

Now I do wish you the great success of having your dear son Jack back with you safe and in good health. If I have the good luck to reach Brantford again, I shall try and call to pay my regrets in person. I hope that Fred is safe and in good health, and I wish you all a Happy New Year.