Saturday 2 July 2011

Private Harry Attwood

Born on 14 January 1886 in Waters, Sussex, England - son of Horace and Mary Attwood, Kingston, Ontario - brother of four brothers, including Frederick, William, Roland (all three served in the CEF), and four sisters, including Hattie - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as moulder (with the Canadian Locomotive Company), single, not presently a member of the military, previously served with the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (four years) and the 5th Battery (two years), height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 38.5 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion - transferred to the 38th Battalion on 27 May 1915 (number 410007) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - rejoined the battalion on 22 April 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in Fouquescourt British Cemetery (grave I.E.3), 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,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.18)

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