Thursday 5 January 2012

Private Harry Rombach

Born on 15 July 1899 in Lachine, Quebec - son of Rachael Rombach, Lachine, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Midland, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Jewish; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 July 1917 (number 2497954) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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