Pritchard, Raymond: Service no. 928664


Digitized Service Record


Source: Found during search for circumstances of death card for Private James Prisley.

Find-A-Grave: France

Find-A-Grave: Canada

Source: CVWM

Pte. Raymond Pritchard Dead.

Pte. Raymond P. Pritchard, of Harriston, Ont., died of gunshot woulds at 42 Casualty Clearing Station, August 31. He was attending High School in Harriston when he enlisted in March 1916, when only seventeen years of age, going overseas with the 153rd Wellington Battalion, and for the past six months has been on service in France. Pte. Pritchard was the eldest son of Mayor and Mrs. J.J. Pritchard, of Harriston, Ont.

Source: Toronto Star. September 4, 1918.

“Died of Wounds” While taking part in an attack on Marcelcave on the morning of Augusts 8th, he was hit in the head by shrapnel from an enemy shell. He received first aid and was taken to a dressing station and later evacuated to No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station where he died some time later.
Charge sheet from service record.
Family headstone in Harriston, Ontario cemetery commemorating the death of Pte. R.P. Pritchard. Source: Billion Graves site via photo by ABrown.

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