Thursday 5 July 2012

Private Harry William Stewart

Born on 17 July 1892 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Helen Stewart, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410408) - 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 17 or 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916.

(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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