Monday 19 November 2012

Private Harry Vincton

Born on 13 March 1888 in Niagara Falls, New York – son of Mrs. Emma Mary [Vincton?], Dubuque, [state?] – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Niagara Falls, Ontario; trade as painer; single; currently a member of the 44th Regiment; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; light complexion; light blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 98th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 210927) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 September 1916 or 29 March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 – invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(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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