Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creighton, Herbert Leslie

CREIGHTON, Herbert Leslie. Born St. John, N. B., son of H. C. and Ida J. B. Creighton. Educated St. John High School. Employed as clerk by Canadian Express Co., until 1914, when he enlisted with the Canadian Signal Corps as a private, proceeding overseas in 1914; served with Headquarters Signals of 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade for ten months; invalided to England with enteric fever; returned to Front in July, 1916, and served alternately with 1st and 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigades until Aug., 1918; transferred to 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade as Signalling Sergeant; wounded while serving at Cambria, and was sent to England one month prior to the signing of Armistice; has Military Medal for work on forward telephone lines at Fresnoy; re-entered  employ of Canadian Express Co., as correspondent, Feb., 1919; accepted position in sales department of the St. John branch of Ames Holden McCready, Ltd., Mar., 1920. Address, 187 Queen St., St. John, N. B.

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