USHER, John Foreman

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Original Unit
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
22 years 7 months
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        3rd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             7th Infantry Brigade
                                             Royal Canadian Regiment
                                             “D” Company
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   477946
DATE OF BIRTH:            April 24, 1893
                                             Northumberland - England
DATE OF DEATH:           December 11, 1915              22 years     7 months
CEMETERY:                     La Clytte Military Cemetery – Ypres
                                             Heuvelland – West Vlaanderen – Belgium
                                             I     D     20
BROTHER:                        Mr. Henry Usher – Camden - Ontario
SISTER:                              Ursula Usher – North Shields – Northumberland – England
BROTHER:                        Henry Usher – Camden – Ontario 
Occupation:                        Bookkeeper                          Religion:     Jewish
Enlistment:                         August 23, 1915 –Halifax – Nova Scotia 
Enlistment Age:                 22 years

He had previously served in the 33rd Huron Regiment. 
His original unit upon enlistment was the Royal Canadian Regiment
The Royal Canadian Regiment sailed from Canadian shores in October 1915 following service in Bermuda. Upon their arrival in England they went overseas in France as part of the 3rd Canadian Division.
Corporal Usher went overseas into France on October 30, 1915.
The weather was very wet during the day and night.
The Regiment was located at Ly Clytte and work parties were out during the day and the night. 260 men were working by day and 160 men were out working by night.
Corporal Usher was a member of the work party during the night and the enemy artillery dropped some gas shells onto their position and he received a shell fragment into his eye.
Corporal Usher was wounded in the right eye on December 10th and he was moved to No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance and died from that wound on December 11, 1915 at 05:00 am at Zablythe Dressing Station. The wound was too serious to save his life. He was buried at 3:00 pm on the afternoon of December 11, 1915.