Friday 21 August 2009

Major John James Harriman

Born on 15 October 1879 in Thorold, Ontario - husband of Ethel Fanny Harriman, Niagara Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as merchant, Presbyterian, currently a member of the 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment (since 1903).

Joined the 98th Battalion, CEF, as a Major in Welland, Ontario, on 23 November 1915 - taken on the strength of the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 30 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 February 1917 - invalided sick to England on 23 May 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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