Saturday 15 August 2009

Private Edward Hardy

Born on 15 August 1896 in London, Ontario - brother of Miss May Hardy, London, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Talbotville, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 190203) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 29 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 26 April 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps on 2 May 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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