Sunday 23 August 2009

Private Claude Norman Harris

Born on 29 August 1899 in Whites Station, Ontario - son of Mrs. Eva Harris, Whites Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario trade as farming, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 3.75 inches, chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 190201) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 22 September 1916.

(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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