Tuesday 21 April 2009

Lance-Corporal Harry Fry

Born on 28 February 1894 in Brighton, England - brother of Mrs. George Rumble, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 4 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410741) - 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 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery (grave F.18), France.

Update: a photo of Lance-Corporal Fry's headstone at Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery.

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