Sunday 4 April 2010

Private Harold Knudson

Born on 10 April 1893 in Cardinal, Ontario - son of C. Knudson, Cardinal, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as painter; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Hussars (one year); height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 January 1918 (number 3320493) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 9 October 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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