Monday 15 March 2010

Private Harold Edmund King

Born on 13 July 1897 in Augusta Township, Ontario - son of Edward King, Augusta Township, Ontario - brother of Private Ford Morton King, 38th Battalion, CEF, and Private Stanley Lloyd King, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Augusta Township, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; sandy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 639211) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 17 September 1918.

(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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