Capt. Herbert Charles Rounds was born on December 12th, 1893, in Drumbo, Ontario. One of two boys and two girls, he was born to James Burley Rounds and Sara Jane Herbert.

In the 1901 census Herbert's father was recorded as being a painter and his mother as a dressmaker. However, in 1911, James Rounds was working as a bleacher at a factory in Galt.

After attending grade-school in Drumbo, Herbert attended Galt Collegiate Institute in Galt. The Rounds family lived at 30 Bond Street in Galt at the time of Herbert's enlistment.

Herbert was recorded in the 1911 Census as a student attending collegiate, and upon originally enlisting in the 111th (South Waterloo) Battalion, he was working as a drug clerk and also living at 30 Bond Street.

Transferred into the 4th CMR on November 22nd, 1916, with 4 other 111th Battalion men, the then Lt. Rounds was subsequently wounded at Mericourt during the relief of the 1st and 2nd CMR on the Vimy front on May 10th, 1917.

It was during his leadership of "A" Company in the 4th CMR's 3am attack on "Italian Trench", near Monchy-Le-Preux, in the Second Battle of Arras, on August 26th, 1917, that Capt. Rounds was shot twice in the abdomen by a German machine-gun. He consequently died of his wounds that day, aged just 23 years.

Herbert is buried in Row A, Grave 13, within the Orange Hill British Commonwealth Cemetery in the village of Feuchy, west of Arras, France. The cemetery was created by the Canadian Corps at the end of August 1918 and contains 43 burials.

The above image and biography are courtesy of Mike Kells.