Herbert Allgeier was born on July 8, 1896 in Peel Township, Wellington County, Ontario. He was the son of Michael Allgeier and Catherine Axt.
His occupation as listed as a foundry labourer in the 1911 Canadian census. Herby, as he was also known, was living in Elmira, Ontario, at the time.
Herbert enlisted in London, Ontario on May 13, 1918. On his attestation paper, he gave his occupation as auto mechanic.
He served in England and France with the 1st Depot Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment. Herbert was discharged on March 13, 1919.
Allgeier's passing was noted in the Elmira Signet of February 15, 1923. His obituary stated that he had died in London, Ontario at the Byron Sanatarium, on the previous Monday as a result of a prolonged period of illness which was related to his overseas experiences during the war. He had been gassed by enemy forces on the French front in 1918.
The obituary also noted that the late Mr. Allgeier was twenty-seven years and six months old. He had been born in Peel township on the old homestead on the eighth of Peel, and came to Elmira with his parents sixteen years ago. He lived in Elmira continuously until he went overseas in July 1918, returning in April 1919.
His funeral was held on February 15, 1923 at the Evangelical Church in Elmira. He was buried in the Elmira Cemetery.
The obituary also noted that besides his parents, Reeve Michael Allgeir and wife Catherine, the late Mr. Allgeier is survived by two brothers, Alvin and Clayton in town, and by two sisters Mrs. Ernie Wales of Brampton, and Mrs. Fred Ziegler of Dana, Saskatchewan.
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