Friday 18 December 2009

Private Harold Iliffe

Born on 23 September 1875 in London, England - husband of Mary Selina Iliffe, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as spinner, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 February 1916 (number 669627) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 27 April 1917.

Died on 8 January 1923.

(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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