Tuesday 10 February 2009

Private Harry Finch

Born on 27 December 1885 in Slough, Bucks County, England - nephew of John Finch, Spring Cottage, Slough, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with the 3rd Oxfordshire Light Infantry (S.R.) (for 200 days), Church of England, height of 5 feet 3.75 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 May 1915 (number 410271) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

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