Saturday, 21 April 2012

Private Harold Marston Sims

Born on 23 April 1890 in Stourbridge, England - next of kin listed as George F. Simms, Stourbridge, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineer; single; currently a member of the McGill University Canadian Officers' Training Corps; previously served with the Malvern College Officers' Training Corps in England; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.4 inches; chest of 34.7 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 1 March 1915 (number 410923) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Imperial Army on 15 October 1915 in order to be commissioned.

(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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