Thursday 20 August 2009

Private Herbert Harran

Born on 26 March 1898 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of Mrs. Eva Harran, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as brass finisher, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 2.75 inches, chest of 32 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 93rd Battalion, CEF, in Peterborough, Ontario, on 25 April 1916 (number 195938) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 22 April 1918 - buried in La Targette British Cemetery (grave I.J.27), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour Register",

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