(5 May 1892 – 9 June 1918) was a Canadian recipient of
the Victoria Cross, the highest
military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to
British and Commonwealth forces.
the first French Canadian soldier to be decorated with the VC and
On 8 June
1918 at Neuville-Vitasse, France, Corporal
Kaeble performed an act of bravery for which he was awarded the
He died whilst doing so.
Born 5 May 1892 He was a corporal
, Canadian Expeditionary Force
during the First World War
Transported to hospital, Corporal Joseph Kaeble died of his wounds
the next night, 9 June.
Burial and legacy
buried in the local cemetery in Wantequin, some seven miles west of
Arras (Wantequin memorial/cemetery: Plot II.
A. Grave 8. Headstone).
Streets, buildings, and even a mountain still bear his name. Mount
Kaeble, just east of Camp Vimy in CFB
, is named in his honour.