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Private Albert Ray Harmer

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1894-07-08
Place of birth: Ontario
Next of kin: Robert James Harmer, Goderich, Ontario, brother
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farmer
Height: 68 inches
Religion: Methodist
Date of death: 1918-08-10
Cause of death: killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 255830
Rank detail

Private, Army, Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles).

Enlistment method: volunteered
Date enlisted: 1916-06-07
Location enlisted: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 308485
LAC ID: 442293
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B4065-S034
Uploader's Notes: Albert Ray enlisted on June 7, 1916, with the 210th O.B.C.E.F. in Moose Jaw, SK. Reg # 255830 Pte. Harmer AR embarked on H.M.T. Carpathia on April 9, 1917, at Halifax and arrived at Liverpool on April 22, 1917. He was taken on strength by the 19th Reserve Battalion on May 5, 1917, in Bramshott England. On June 17, 1917, he proceeded to the 46th Battalion and was taken on strength for field duty. Wounded in the field (at Loos?) while serving with the 46th Battalion on 24 August, 1917 (he was probably taken on strength of 2 CMR while at base but was sent temporarily to the 46th Battalion which had suffered heavy casualties). He spent several months in hospital and was returned to the field on Dec 1, 1917. He received the Good Conduct Badge in the field on July 17, 1918. Later killed in action at Le Quesnel-en-Santerre on 10 Aug. 1918 (age 24). Location of grave is reported by the CWGC as Plot 3 Row C, Grave 75 (Grave Ref: III. C. 75) located at Bouchier New British Cemetery near Bouchoir, France Son of William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Harmer Nipigon of Ontario.
Uploader's Research notes: Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial KIA during WW I while serving with the 3rd Canadian Division, 8th Brigade, 2nd Battalion, A Coy, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Albert is recorded in the First World War - Book of Remembrance on Pg. 424. http://schoolnct2.carleton.ca/books/ww1/ww1424.htm 

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Record number: 1268509 (16206)
Date added: 2004-09-04 00:00:00
Last modified on: 2014-05-27 21:52:00