Saturday 22 August 2009

Private John Patrick Harrington

Born on 5 December 1892 in Richmond, Ontario - son of Annie Harrington, Munster, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 November 1915 (number 145378) - transferred to the 207th Battalion, CEF, on 23 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 August 1918 - reenlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 April 1919.

(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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