Friday, November 27, 2009

Corporal Harry Humphrey

Born on 24 April 1885 in Abingdon, Berkshire, England - son of George and Emily Humphrey, Abingdon, Berkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410781) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name listed on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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