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Herbert Kearse
Canadian Infantry, C.E.F.,
Alberta Regiment
10th Bn.



Page 5

Sept 23rd
Paraded Streets of Hamilton which were lined with thousands of people. To Gore park where a Civic farewell was tendered the 86th M. G. Batt who were leaving Hamilton for Niagara Camp. Speakers were the honorable Sir Sam Hughes Minister of Militia and Defence and the mayor of Hamilton. Left Hamilton via T. H. B. Railway 11 a.m. arrived Niagara at 1:30 p.m.

Sept 25th
Grand marching past 10,000 men taking part, Premier Borden taking the Salute.

Sept 29th
First innoculation

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Submitted by Gina Kearse

Herbert was born on August 27th 1888 in Burford, England. He moved to Burlington, Ontario, Canada in October of 1910. He was married to Louisa (Deane) Kearse and they had two sons Robert and Harold. He enlisted on September 3, 1915. His unit was the 86th Battalion.

Herbert was a Lance Corporal in charge of a Lewis gun crew, when he was killed on April 28th, 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. His decorations include the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Lorine's Note:
I found Herbert in the online CEF database. Here is his information for anyone wanting to search this further
Names: KEARSE , HERBERT WILLIAM
Regimental number: 174314
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5017 - 33

He is also found in the online Canadian Virtual War Memorial and is commemorated on Page 266 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

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Kearse Diary 10 Aug. 1915 - 22 Apr. 1917

1915
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