CEF Soldier Detail

Private Albert Ray Harmer
Died: August 10, 1918

Regimental Number:
255830
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Company:
A. Coy
Place of Birth:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Robert James Harmer, Goderich, Ontario, brother
Address at Enlistment:
Avonlea Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
July 8, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
June 7, 1916
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 10, 1918
Age at Death:
24
Buried at:
Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot:
III. C. 75.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4065-34
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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

 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles A. Coy
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.