Thursday 28 April 2011

Private Harry Murray

Born on 14 November 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of Mrs. Mary Murray, Boston, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Haliburton, Ontario; trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Haliburton, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 726007) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 15 September 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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