Source: 18th Battalion Facebook Group via a comment from Daniel Flora.
Harry Manford Strahan. 21 years, 1837 Montcalm, pulmonary tuberculosis.
The Indianapolis News. June 28, 1920. Page 12.
Summary of Service for Private Harry Strahan reg. no. 2448508
|December 5, 1898||Born||Born at Champaign, Illinois.|
|August 31, 1917||Enlists||Enlists at Windsor, Ontario with the 1st Depot Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment. He is a labourer residing at 204 21st Street, Detroit, Michigan. He is an American citizen and it is curious why he joined the C.E.F. when the American Armed Forces was fully engaged in the war against Germany at this time.
His next-of-kin is listed as his father, Thomas Strahan, residing at 303 Avondale Avenue, Champaign, Illinois.
He has no prior military experience and stands 5’ 6” tall with perfect, 20/20 vision.
|September 5, 1917||Vaccinated and Anti-Typhoid Injections|
|September 7, 1917||Completes form Particulars of Family of an Officer or Man Enlisted in C.E.F.||Indicates he has no children and that his father is Thomas Strahan and his mother is Mary Strahan, both residing at 303 Avondale Avenue, Champaign, Illinois. He is insured with Prudential.|
|September 11, 1917||Anti-Typhoid Injections|
|September 24, 1917||Anti-Typhoid Injections|
|December 18, 1917||Embarks for England||Embarks from St. John’s, New Brunswick on H.M.T. Messanabie.|
|December 31, 1918||Disembarks at Glasgow, Scotland|
|December 31, 1918||Taken on Strength||Taken on strength with the 4th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott, England.|
|April 7, 1918||Proceeds Overseas||Proceeds overseas to join the 18th Battalion.|
|April 8, 1918||Arrives 2nd Canadian Infantry Base Depot||Arrives 2nd C.I.B.D. at Etaples, France|
|April 10, 1918||Transferred to Canadian Corp Reinforcement Camp||Transfers to C.C.R.C. at Etaples, France.|
|August 1, 1918||Sentenced under F.G.C.M to 2 days Field Punishment No. 1||Absent without leave for 4.75 hours on July 27, 1918.|
|August 13, 1918||Arrives 18th Battalion.||The Battalion is in Brigade Support at Fourquescourt Corner.|
|August 27, 1918||Wounded||Wounded in heavy fighting at Telegraph Hill, Rake Trench. On this day 10 men of the 18th Battalion were killed and Private Strahan was one of the 150 men wounded.|
|August 28, 1918||Transferred to Hospital Train||Transferred to 29 Ambulance Train.|
|August 29, 1918||Admitted Hospital||Admitted 4th General Hospital.|
|August 30, 1918||Transferred to England||Princess Elizabeth Hospital.|
|January 1918||Assigns Pay||Assigns $15.00 per month to his mother, Mrs. Mary Strahan.|
|January 10, 1918||Admitted Hospital, Aldershot, England||N.Y.D. – Not yet determined.|
|January 16, 1918||Discharged||N.Y.D. Appears to be pityriasis rosea.|
|September 4, 1918||Admitted 12 Stationary Hospital|
|September 9, 1918||Taken on Strength||Taken on Strength from the 18th Battalion to the Western Ontario Regimental Depot.|
|December 13, 1918||Admitted Hospital||Admitted to Aldershot Military Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left arm.|
|January 10, 1919||Discharged||Discharged from hospital and transfers to Western Ontario Regiment Depot at Bramshott, England.|
|February 5, 1919||Struck of Strength||Struck off strength from the W.O.R.D. to the Casualty Clearing Center, Military District No. 1 (London, Ontario).|
|February 19, 1919||Stuck of Strength to Canada||Embarked S.S. Scotian at Liverpool, England for Canada.|
|March 19, 1919||Medical Exam for Discharge||Lists his sister, Clara Strahan, as his next of kin. She is living at 138 18th Street, Detroit, Michigan.|
|March 22, 1919||Discharged from Service||Discharged from military service at London, Ontario. Discharged at medically unfit due to a G.S.W. to the left arm.|
|June 15, 1920||Deceased||Dies from Pulmonary Tuberculosis and is commemorated at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and page 554 of the Book of Remembrance. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.|