Black, Hubert John

Regimental Number: 3206488
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment; 31st Battalion

Hubert was born in Fergus, Ontario on September 17, 1886. He and his brother Harry came to the Peace country in 1913 and settled in Halcourt. Shortly after the outbreak of the war, both brothers and neighbor Gordon Moyer walked forty miles to Grande Prairie to enlist. Hubert was turned down for being too slender. Several years later, in 1918, he was drafted into the army. Hubert received numerous shrapnel wounds on October 9, 1918 and spent some months in a hospital in England. He returned to his homestead after he was discharged. In 1929, Hubert returned to Fergus and on February 16 married Emma Mills. They came back to Halcourt, where they lived until 1945, at which time they moved to Aldergrove, BC. Hubert died in 1968.

Source: Edson Trail to Grande Prairie Trail p. 187; Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 330