Wednesday 22 September 2010

Private Harold Victor Massey

Born on 27 June 1897 in Morrisburg, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Massey, Essex, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Essex, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light hair.

Joined the Canadian Engineers, CEF, in London, Ontario, on 3 August 1916 (number 505797) - taken on the strength of the Signals Pools and Canadian Corps Headquarters Signals Company, CE, CEF, on 20 or 21 January 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 April 1918 - transferred to the 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade, CMGC, CEF, on 7 June 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)


Al Massey said...

My Uncle- I never met the man, he was my dad's older brother by about 20 years. My dad was a WW2 vet.

Ken said...

Hi Al,

Thanks for your comment.