CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal Charles Sydney Harper

Regimental Number:
101552
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
138th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
London
Country:
Next of Kin:
Ruth K. Harper, mother, of 3 Electra House, Hazelmare, Surrey, England
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
September 27, 1881
Trade or Calling:
RNWMP
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 29, 1915
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
42 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4069 - 16
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 138th Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry 66th Battalion No. 2 Company
One year prior military service with 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 16 years service with Royal North West Mounted Police - he joined the North West Mounted Police in 1900. He took his discharge from the RNWMP in the fall of 1915 to join the CEF. He transferred to the 138th Battalion and served in France where he was wounded, gassed and invalided to England. He was discharged due to his wounds and returned to Canada rejoining the RNWMP. He was serving in the Yukon where he died December 11, 1922.