Sunday 13 February 2011

Private Harry Metter

Born on 18 June 1897 in Minsk, Russia - son of Ezra Metter, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as messenger; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 30 December 1915 (number 220341) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 or 29 November 1916 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 March 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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