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George Edward Hubbard
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George Edward Hubbard Service No.: 67467 Rank: Private Service: 25th Battalion 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 Fee5t, 6 Inches Trade: Fisherman Next of Kin: Lena Hubbard (Sister) Yarmouth, NS Discharged: 1919 Date of Death: March 10, 1922 Cemetery: Eel Brook (St. Anne’s) Cemetery Nova Scotia, Canada George Edward was the son of John Chrysostome Hubbard and Marie Martha Doucet. Commemorated on Page 561 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is 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 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Veterans Affairs Canada “The Hubbard Family of Nova Scotia” by Sheila Hubbard Macauley
The Stoneham Independent - Mass. (March 10, 1922) George Edward 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 uncles home. His body was shipped back to Nova Scotia and buried at S.A.R.
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