Thursday 31 March 2011

Private Harry Morris

Born on 18 February 1882 in Montreal, Quebec - husband of Lilian Jane Morris (nee Richardson), Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as commercial traveller; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; light complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 87th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 23 November 1915 (number 178089) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 14 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 27 or 28 January 1917 - invalided to England on 12 February 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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