Sunday 6 September 2009

Private Thomas Harvey

Born on 22 November 1887 in Port Hope, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Sarah Pomeray, Port Hope, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as sailor, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 11.75 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 4 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410763) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 October 1916.

(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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