Harold Christie Medcalf

Name

Harold Christie Medcalf

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/05/1915
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
77160
Canadian Infantry
16th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY
VI. C. 39.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Born on 8 Sep 1882 in Hertford and baptised on 11 Dec 1882 in Hertford son of James Driver and Susan Medcalf. He lived at 38 Queen’s Road, Hertford in 1891 where his father was an auctioneer. He was living and working as a draper’s assistant in Hackney in 1901. He travelled to Canada where he was a farmer and was a member of the 68th Prince Rupert Militia before WW1.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Victoria, BC, Canada on 11 Nov 1914 and returned to Europe to fight. He was killed in action during an attack at Festubert.

Additional Information

Initially buried at Indian Village, Festubert, 2¾ miles west of La Bassee and later relocated.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox