Wednesday 10 February 2010

Private Harry Joy

Born on 18 March 1889 in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England - husband of Florence P. Joy, Toronto, Ontario - son of James and Emma Joy, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as machinist; single; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the 4th West Riding Regiment; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 2nd Railway Supply Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 7 December 1914 (number 1222) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - killed in action on 28 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.1), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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