Mervin Leroy Harrison, Pte.

Map point: Family home in 1944 - Lot 22, Conc 3, Stanhope (approximate location within the lot)

Date of birth: 23 Nov 1923

Birthplace: Carnarvon, Ontario

Occupation & Residence at time of enlistment:  Labourer, Maple Lake. His service record also notes that he worked at a fireman in the foundry of Dominion Arsenal in Lindsay from 1942 to 1943.

Date & Place of Enlistment: 28 Jan 1943, Peterborough

Service Branch: Army

Unit: Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Service #: C120445

Notes on war service: By July 1943 he had completed his Corps training at Camp Borden and had qualified as a rifleman. He married on 5 Jul 1943 and was sent overseas two weeks later. He arrived in France on 6 Jul 1944. After being wounded on 26 Jul 1944, he was evacuated to England. He returned to France on 15 Oct 1944.

Killed in action? : Yes - 1 Nov 1944

Overseas burial location: Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian Military Cemetery, Holland

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