Monday 12 December 2011

Private Harry Edgar Roberts

Born on 10 November 1898 in Innerkip, Oxford County, Ontario - son of Charles Roberts, Restoule, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Restoule, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 162nd Battalion, CEF, in Sundridge[?], Ontario, on 17 June 1916 (number 658032) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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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