Tuesday 8 January 2013

Corporal Harle Horne Wells

Born on 9 February 1897 in Maitland, Ontario - next of kin listed as Reverend William Wells, Lyn, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Brockville Collegiate Institute cadets (three years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; golden brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410432) - 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 11 or 12 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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