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John Bartlett Hubbard

In memory of:

Private John Bartlett Hubbard

July 31, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

115

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armoured Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

November 12, 1893

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hubbard, of Huntsville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 106 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VIMY MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The Memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted. At the base of the memorial, these words appear in French and in English:

TO THE VALOUR OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN MEMORY OF THEIR SIXTY THOUSAND DEAD THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF CANADA


Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as 'missing, presumed dead' in France. A plaque at the entrance to the memorial states that the land for the battlefield park, 91.18 hectares in extent, was 'the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada'. Construction of the massive work began in 1925, and 11 years later, on July 26, 1936, the monument was unveiled by King Edward VIII. The park surrounding the Vimy Memorial was created by horticultural experts. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada. Wooded parklands surround the grassy slopes of the approaches around the Vimy Memorial. Trenches and tunnels have been restored and preserved and the visitor can picture the magnitude of the task that faced the Canadian Corps on that distant dawn when history was made. On April 3, 2003, the Government of Canada designated April 9th of each year as a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Pte JB Hubbard is commemorated on the Huntsville, ON war memorial.

Copyright © 2017 by T.L. Skelding. All rights reserved. The photograph(s) may be used solely for personal, informational, and internal purposes. The photograph(s) may not be modified or altered in any way OR posted on any other web-site for any purpose whatsoever. I request to be notified where the image is being used and that the tag "Courtesy The Mounted Dragoon. Copyrighted Image. Used with Permission." is added to every image.
  • Memorial– Pte JB Hubbard is commemorated on the Huntsville, Ontario war memorial.

Copyright © 2017 by T.L. Skelding. All rights reserved. The photograph(s) may be used solely for personal, informational, and internal purposes. The photograph(s) may not be modified or altered in any way OR posted on any other web-site for any purpose whatsoever. I request to be notified where the image is being used and that the tag "Courtesy The Mounted Dragoon. Copyrighted Image. Used with Permission." is added to every image.
  • Memorial– Inscription - Vimy Memorial … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Vimy Memorial
  • Inscription– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester  24 Aug 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville Forester  21 Sep 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester  08 Feb 1917
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester  08 Feb 1917
  • Photo of JOHN BARTLETT HUBBARD– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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