Herbert Sager signature

On this day in 1916, Herbert Sager enlisted in Barton, Ontario. He was born in Deseronto on May 9th, 1901, the son of Robert Sager and Adeline (née Smart). He was working as a loom operator in the wire works.

Herbert joined the 129th Battalion with the regimental number 784998. He was five feet three and a quarter inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Olympic on August 30th, 1916. He served in England with the 124th Battalion and the 12th Reserve Battalion until it was discovered that he was under age. He was sent back to Canada on August 26th, 1917 on the SS Carmania. On May 17th, 1918, Herbert was demobilized in Kingston.

Information from a family tree on Ancestry suggests that Herbert died in Toronto on May 31st, 1967.