Thursday 14 March 2013

Private Harold Roy Wright

Born on 10 January 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mr. A.E. Wright, Woodroffe, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Woodroffe, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as clerk; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; dark blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 February 1918 (number 3320277) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 or 3 October 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 7 November 1918.

(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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