Sunday 15 February 2009

Private Harry Firth

Born on 2 February 1880 in Bradford, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Brown, Bradford, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 May 1915 (number 410736) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916 - later served in reserve units.

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