648008 Sgt. Hubert Cyril Petty, born in Ealing, London, England, in March 1892, signed on in February 1916, in Haileybury, Ontario.

A missionary by "trade" and having had previous military experience, which included time with the 97th Regiment, Hubert originally attested into the 159th (1st Algonquin) Regiment, on February 17th, 1916.

The 159th Battalion supplied 110 men to the 4th CMR mainly between March and November 1917, with Hubert finding himself in the field with the 4th CMR on June 16th 1917.

Hubert subsequently survived the war.

The following links direct you to the 'Matrix Project', which is a collection of blogs relating to Great War soldiers who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).

Managed by Richard Laughton, the blogs are created by members of the 'Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group' and present well researched individual biographies.

With particular reference to men of the 4th CMR, and specifically to Hubert Petty, the following blog is presented: Sgt. Hubert Cyril Petty

Related links:

The Matrix Project blogspot index

The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

Particular thanks are extended to the Matrix Project, for all of their hard work in ensuring the men of the CEF are not forgotten.