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A Good Canadian Casualty Group,  13th Infantry


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A Good Canadian Casualty Group,  13th Infantry

British War and Victory medal, 3155484Pte. J. Herbert.13- Can. Inf; Memorial Cross, 3155484 Pte J. Herbert; Memorial Plaque, James Herbert.

James Herbert was born in London 1891 and enlisted on the 5th January 1918.

Arriving in the UK on the 4th March 1918, he joined the 13th Battalion in France on the 18th August 1918.

The 1st Canadian Division fought in every major engagement involving the Canadian Corps, including the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, the Somme in 1916, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele in 1917, and the Pursuit to Mons in 1918.

Just before Herbert joined the battalion two men, Herman James Good and John Bernard Croak, were awarded their crosses for action on 8 August 1918 at Hangard Wood, near Amiens in France.

Herbert was wounded  by a gas shell on the 11th October 1918 only 7 weeks later, and subsequently died of his wounds on the 18th October 1918 at No 32 Stationary Hospital.

He buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery.

Medals and plaque – NEF