Wednesday 19 August 2009

Private Thomas Henry Harper

Born on 29 December 1892 in Cobden, Ontario - brother of William Harper, Cobden, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith, single, no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontarion, on 4 January 1915 (number 410742) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Engineers on 26 January 1917 - rejoined the 2nd Battalion on 22 September 1917.

(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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