Wednesday 2 September 2009

Private Thomas Harty

Born on 23 February 1884 (1879 in 1919 reenlistment) in Tipperary, Ireland - son of John Harty, Tipperary, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 11 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark ruddy complexion, blue eyes, grey hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 4 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410762) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - accidentally injured and invalided to England on 17 September 1917 - joined the Special Guard, CMPC, Permanent Force of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 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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