Thursday 3 September 2009

Acting Sergeant (Lance-Sergeant) Alfred Harry Harvey

Born on 21 May 1896 in Hammersmith, London, England - son of Mrs. Eliza Harvey, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother, trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 November 1915 (number 145329) - departed for overseas with the 77th Battalion on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to attend the Officer Training Course on 30 October 1918 - still on training at the time of the armistice, therefore not commissioned - returned to Canada on 2 February 1919.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.106)

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