Source: Kiss the Kids, page 137.
Family Search: Private Harry Charles West was born on 26 July 1886, in Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Richard West and Elizabeth Ann West. He immigrated to Canada in 1913 and lived in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1916. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1916, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as labourer in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario, Canada. He died on 21 August 1917, in Bully-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, at the age of 31, and was buried in Aix-Noulette, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
Killed by enemy shell bursting on road. August 21, 1917.
|Name||West, Harry Charles|
|Year of Birth||2/28/1905|
|Date of Death||8/21/1917|
|Country of birth||England|
|City born||Gosport, Hampshire, England|
|Address||118 Eldon Ave, Oshawa, ON|
|Origin Unit||116th Battalion|
|Pre war Unit|
|Date in England||7/31/1916|
|Date in France|
|Date w 116||2/15/1916|
|Wound type/Death particuolars||KIA -killed by enemy shell bursting on the road|
|Unit History||116th to 18th|
|Other details||D Coy|
|Casualty Description||killed in action|