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Remembering World War I Yarmouth Connections
George Edward Hubbard
Name: George Edward Hubbard Service No.: 67467 Rank: Private Service: 25th Battalion “B” Company Date of Birth: February 21, 1896 (Actual year of Birth 1898) Place of Birth: Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: November 20, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 18 (Actual age 16) Height: 5 Feet, 6 Inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Martial Status: Single Trade: Fisherman Next of Kin: Lena Hubbard (Sister) Yarmouth, NS Discharged: July 17, 1919 (Halifax, on demobilization) Date of Death: March 10, 1922 (Stoneham, Massachusetts) Age: 24 Cemetery: Eel Brook (St. Anne’s) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Commemorated on Page 561 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 30, December 1, and December 2 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Listed on the Tusket War Memorial George Edward Hubbard was the son of John Chrysostome Hubbard (1873-1903) and Marie Martha (Doucet) Hubbard (1874-1907). He trained in Canada until May, 1915 and went overseas arriving in England on May 29, 1915. On September 15, 1915 he embarked for France via Folkestone, Kent. He served with the 25th Battalion and the 2nd Field Company, Canadian Engineers in France. His death on March 10, 1922 from tuberculosis was attributed to his war service. George Edward Hubbard served with the 25 Nova Scotia Battalion in World War I. He enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1914 and was gassed in France in 1917. He was sent to a hospital in England to recover and spent eight weeks there. After leaving the hospital he was returned to the war front and was in a number of engagements, He was in continuous service until July 19, 1919 at which time he made his home with his uncle, William Doucet and aunt Fanny Hubbard in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Owing to being gassed at the front, he was stricken with tuberculosis and died at his uncle’s home. His body was shipped back to Nova Scotia and buried at S.A.R. (The Stoneham Independent - Mass. March 10, 1922)
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Canadian Virtual War Memorial “The Hubbard Family of Nova Scotia” by Sheila Hubbard Macauley