Friday 14 August 2009

Private Allan Edgar Harding

Born on 12 September 1885 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of George Harding, Gelesburg[?], Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Peterborough, Ontario, single, Church of England, trade as cement mason, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 15 January 1918 (number 3056155) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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