Friday 4 September 2009

Private Frederick Rainsford Harvey

Born on 11 August 1892 in Sydney, Australia - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as civil servant, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 6 feet 0 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 May 1916 (number 246276) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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)

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