Tuesday 1 September 2009

Private Bernard Hartley

Born on 2 January 1895 in Black Rock, New York - son of Mrs. WJ Hartley, Chapneau, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9.75[?] inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1916 (number 246005) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - invalided sick to England on 10 February 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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