Saturday 7 May 2011

Private Harold Neal

Born on 28 September 1890 in Harlowe, Ontario - brother of Casper Neal, Harlowe, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Kingston, ninety-one days) and 47th Regiment (one camp); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Napanee, Ontario, on 15 May 1915 (number 410371) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 3 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 8 November 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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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