CEF Soldier Detail

Sapper Harry Byford
Died: December 13, 1941

Regimental Number:
79813
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
8th CE Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Country:
Next of Kin:
Harry Byford, father, Chelmsford, Essex, England
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Electrical Engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 25, 1914
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 11 1/4 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
December 13, 1941
Age at Death:
61
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box r1359 - 48
Research Notes
QSA clasps CC, OFS, Johannesburg and Diamond Hill, 1914/15 Star trio and Romanian award offered on eBay February 2015 (seller 249ss, item no. 161582437948).
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sapper Canadian Engineers 8th CE Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion
Four years prior service with 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Essex Regiment; 1 year with City of London Imperial Volunteers in South Africa; and, four years as a Sergeant with the Royal Engineers.
Awards and Decorations
Croix de Virtute Militara - 2nd Class (Romania)