Saturday 5 September 2009

Private Montague John Harvey

Born on 1 August 1889 in London, England - son of Mrs. E. Harvey, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother, trade as handyman, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 November 1915 (number 145330) - departed Canada 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 - wounded on 14 or 15 September 1916 - invalided to England on 14[?] September 1916 - returned to Canada on 17 November 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.106)

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