Friday 17 August 2012

Private Harold Hicks Taylor

Born on 18 October 1893 in Osgoode Station, Ontario – son of Thomas Taylor, Osgoode Station, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 30 March 1916 (number 640038) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 27 or 28 September 1918 – invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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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