Saturday 9 March 2013

Private Harold Constable

Born on 23 February 1895 in London, England - son of W. and Florence Matilda Constable, Toronto, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1915: present address in Rawdon Township, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 28 December 1915 (number 220460) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte. Constable's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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