CEF Soldier Detail

Private Laurance Tolmy Harrison
Died: August 8, 1918

Regimental Number:
928754
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Southampton, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Harry L. Harrison, Father, Fergus, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Fergus, Ontario
Date of Birth:
January 3, 1901
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Fergus, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 23, 1916
Age at enlistment:
15
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 8, 1918
Age at Death:
17
Buried at:
Adelaide Cemetery (Villers-Bretonneux), France
Plot:
II.G.18
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 4108 - 34
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
153rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 153rd Battalion

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Harrison, of Acton, Ontario.

Possibly a held rank of Sergeant when KIA:

Globe & Mail 21-0-18 reports: "Sgt. Lawrence Harrison of Fergus was killed in action on the 8th of August. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Harrison, a good student and athlete. He enlisted with the 153rd Battalion in March 1916, when only sixteen years of age, and went overseas a year later. He was above his average in musketry and was sent to France with the signallers in 1918 in the Headquarters Staff of the 18th Battalion, and won promotion to his Sergeancy on the field."

Source: http://153rdwellington.com/153rd.html?mode=view&id=593 

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