Sunday 16 August 2009

Private William James Harney

Born on 5 October 1887 in Manotick, Ontario - son of William Harney, Manotick Station, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, trade as shipping clerk, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 2.5 inches, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3056078) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 1 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 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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