Joseph Bernard Hill signature

On this day in 1915, Joseph Bernard Hill enlisted in Kingston. Hill was born in North Tonawanda, New York on November 26th, 1895, the son of Joseph Hill (a Mohawk) and Bernadetta (née Leveque). By 1911 Joseph’s father had died and he was living with his mother and younger brother, Harvard, in Thomas Street, Deseronto.

Joseph joined the 7th brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery and was later transferred to the 5th brigade. He was five feet three and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His regimental number was 89648.