Monday 17 August 2009

Private David Millen Harper

Born on 5 November 1888 in Grand Valley, Dufferin, Ontario - brother of John A. Harper, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumber scaler, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410758) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 16 August 1918.

(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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