Reuben Sero signature

Reuben Sero joined up in Belleville on this day in 1916. He gave his place of birth as “Indian Woods, Hastings County”. He was born on October 5th, 1897, the son of Israel Sero and Eliza (née Brant), who were both Mohawks. The family were living in Tyendinaga in 1901 and 1911, but Reuben was living in Market Street, Belleville when he enlisted.

Sero joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 637184. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he sailed from Halifax on the SS Northland on October 17th, 1916, arriving in England on the 28th. He was transferred to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in May 1917 and landed in France on May 24th.

Reuben did not make it home.