Tuesday 25 December 2012

Private Harry Edward Weatherley

Born on 24 April 1892 in Birmingham, England - husband of Kate Weatherley, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as elevator operator; married; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410218) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 9 or 10 June 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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