Sunday 8 November 2009

Private Henry James Horrell

Born on 5 August 1884 in Bristol, England - son of William John Horrell, Southville, Bedminster, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as butcher, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 1.75 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 775082) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 October 1918.

Died on 15 August 1925.

(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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