Saturday 2 October 2010

Private Harold Mervin Maxwell

Born on 8 April 1897 in Kemptville, Ontario - son of William Thomas and Phoebe Maxwell, Kemptville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Kemptville, Ontario; trade as pump maker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.75 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 22 January 1916 (number 639420) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - died on 12 August 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (grave IIIA.AA.7), 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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