Thursday 9 December 2010

Private Harry McIntyre

Born on 24 April 1900 (although entered 1898 on his attestation paper) in Killaloe, Ontario - next of kin listed as DRS, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current military service; previously served 4.5 months with the 130th Battalion, CEF; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 April 1916 (number 145858) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 11 September 1916 - invalided to England on 15 September 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 19 April 1917 - struck off strength to England as a minor on 25 July 1917 - later served with reserve units - discharged from the CEF in England on 11 August 1919.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.129)

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