Saturday, 22 September 2007

Lance-Corporal Harry Richard Carling

Born on 7 April 1891 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania - son of Margret Carling, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba [writing different from the rest of the form], trade as machinist, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 18 January 1916 (number 700852) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 26 May 1917 - invalided to England on 31 May 1917 - later served with reserve units.

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