Private Harry Gittleson

Private Harry Gittleson served in Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

His enlistment number is 34467

Born on September 1st, 1893 in Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec

Trade : shipper        Religion : Jewish     Status : Single         Hair: black

Eyes : Brown            Weight : 130 lbs     Height : 5′ 4″

Name of his mother : Annie Gittleson    Address :231 Rivard, Montreal, Quebec

September 19th, 1914 : Enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec in the 1st Canadian General Hospital.

September 30th  : Sailed from Quebec on the SS Scandinavian. Arrived in Gaspe Basin on October 2nd and departed from there on October 4th. Arrived in Plymouth, England on October 15th and disembarked around 10:00 pm. Arrived on Salsbury Plain on the 16th.

November 4th : Unit inspected by the King

November 20th : Hospitalised (bronchitis) at the 1st Canadian General Hospital until the 23rd.

March 21st, 1915 : He was assigned to the newly formed Mobile laboratory. 6 NCO and 3 officers sailed to France. They were the first member of the hospital to cross to France

June 19th : Hospitalised (blennorrhagia) at the 4th Canadian Casualty Clearing Station until July 7th.

March 23rd, 1916 : Sentenced to 8 days forfeit pays for being absent without permission from 13:00 March 23rd to March 24th, 14:00.

March 10th1918 : Hospitalised (jaundice) at the 6th Canadian Casualty Clearing Station from March 10th to 13th. Transferred to the 7th Canadian General Hospital in Etaples on March 13th.  Transferred (complications to his nephrite) at the 16th Canadian General Hospital in Orpington on June 20th.

July 21st : Hospital moved to Trouville

July 31st : Sent back to his unit

February 15th, 1919 : Embarked on HMT Canada. Arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 25th.

March 13th : Demobilised in Montreal.

July 15th, 1960 : Died in London, England. The information was received from the Veteran’s Service Agency from Lake George New York.

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Private Harry Gittleson WW1 medals

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