Klein, Joseph Harold: Service no. 53697

Digitized Service Record

Source: News article. The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.


Note that this man is listed under the 1915 nominal roll as having a regimental number of 53657. This number is assigned to Private Willie Bramford.

Huron Expositor September 1 1916
Huron Expositor. September 1, 1916.
The Brussels Post December 3 1914 Page 1.
Huron Expositor November 2 1917 Page 8
Huron Expositor. November 2, 1917. Page 8.

Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, Jas. Klein, and Jas.Spearpoint, volunteers from Seaforth for the 2nd Canadian Contingent, were giving a rousing send-off Monday evening when they returned to London. A procession headed by the Citizens’ Band and made of of No. 3 Company Thirty-Third Regiment, the Collegiate Cadets, the Home Guard and autos paraded down Main street which was lined with hundreds of cheering citizens. Short addresses were made by Mayor Ament, Col. Wilson, and others, after which the Mayor presented each of the volunteers wrist watches, the gift of the town and also with useful articles from the Red Cross. They were also given their share of the money collected here for the soldiers and the remainder will be sent to the men now at the front.

Source: The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.

Notes: Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, and Joseph Harold Klein survived the war. Private Klein lost an arm. Private Spearpoint was killed in action on August 29, 1918. He is listed to have died serving with the 8th Battalion. This is yet to be confirmed.

Scouts of the 18th Battalion London Advertiser August 1915 Page 3 Edit
London Advertiser. August 4, 1915. Page 3.

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