Sunday, 13 June 2010

Private Harry Leonard

Born on 14 February 1897 in Madras, India - son of Mrs. Kate Leonard, Burmah, India - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as none; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; greyish brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410347) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - wounded on 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 22 November 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Corps Headquarters Employment Company, CEF, on 28 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917.

(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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