Saturday 9 February 2013

Private Harry Frederick Williams

Born on 19 April 1896 in England - son of Mrs. Ada Williams, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm laborer; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details); previously served with the Army Medical Corps (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410195) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 8 December 1915 - killed in action on 26 April 1916 - buried in Woods Cemetery (grave II.D.7), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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