Thursday 10 November 2011

Lance-Corporal Harold Joseph Reid

Born on 30 October 1896 in Liverpool, England - son of Mrs. Mary Reid, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as fitter; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 13 March 1915 (number 410599) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 February 1917 - wounded on 4 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 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)

1 comment:

rwreid said...

that was my Dad-thanks for information-he lost a brother in that war-my brother was wounded in France in 1944-I survived an emergency landing into the pacific 500 miles off west coast with an RCAF coastal patrol