Humes, Eugene

Regimental Number: 2184535
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

Eugene was born in Alexandria, Minnesota on April 7, 1877. In 1914, he fell and broke both his clavicles, which resulted in a stiff neck. Because of his injury, Eugene looked ten years older than he actually was and tired easily. He was not strong enough to carry a rifle. Nevertheless, Eugene enlisted in the Canadian Army in Winnipeg on January 4, 1918 and was sent to England. He was discharged on March 16, 1918, but reenlisted in Toronto in May. In 1919, Eugene filed on a homestead at SW 23-72-12-W6.