Friday 28 August 2009

Private Percy Harrison

Born on 18 February 1888 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Lena[?] Harrison, Ottawa, Ontario - nephew of William Stinson, Ottawa, Ontario [listed as next of kin] - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver, married with a five year old son and two year old daughter, currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards, previously served with the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (one year), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 (number 410107) - 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 18 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 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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