Hubert Carnahan signature

On this day in 1918 Hubert Carnahan, a tool designer, was conscripted in Toronto. He was born in Deseronto on February 15th, 1897, the son of John Carnahan and Clara (née Burnup). By 1898, when his brother Kenneth was born, the family were living in New York City. We find them there in the 1900 census, but they were back in Canada, living in Toronto, in 1911. Kenneth had enlisted in May 1917. The Carnahans were cousins of the Vincent Carnahan who enlisted in Belleville in August 1915.

Hubert joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the 1st Central Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3036654. He was five feet eight and a half inches tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he did not go overseas and was demobilized in Toronto on December 17th, 1918. He was still living with his parents at 788 Euclid Avenue, Toronto in 1921. On September 11th, 1926 he married Louise Rich. He died on October 3rd, 1982 and was buried with his wife and parents in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. His brother Kenneth died in 1937 and was buried in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.