Friday 21 September 2012

Private Harry Frederick Timleck

Born on 26 December 1897 in Brockville, Ontario – son of Lulu E. Timleck, Brockville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 October 1916 (number 640236) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 28 June 1917 – invalided to England on 13 July 1917.

(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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