Daniel Webster Kingsbury signature

On this day in 1917 Daniel Webster Kingsbury signed up in Toronto. On his attestation paper he stated that he was born in Campbellford on May 23rd, 1898. In 1901 his parents gave his year of birth as 1899; they were living in the village of Hastings in Northumberland County at that time. His parents were Daniel Kingsbury and Mary (née Logan). When he enlisted, Daniel was living in Deseronto.

Webster joined the Canadian Mounted Rifles with the regimental number 226924. He was five feet nine and three quarter inches tall, with a medium complexion, blue grey eyes and light brown hair. His service record shows that he was discharged as being medically unfit due to tuberculosis  and being under age on November 30th, 1917. The report of a medical board at Camp Borden in August 2917 noted that he was five feet eleven and a half inches tall and weighed 107 pounds: “poorly nourished”.

Daniel married Christina King Dale, a nurse, on August 23rd, 1920 in Brighton, Ontario.

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