Dunnett, Harry Douglas: Lieutenant

Digitized Service Record

Source: Lead a patrol into “No Man’s Land” night of December 1/2, 1916.


Possible image of Harry "Douglas" Dunnett found at the the Elgin OGS Web Site.
Possible image of Harry “Douglas” Dunnett found at the the Elgin OGS Web Site.
Scouts of the 18th Battalion London Advertiser August 1915 Page 3 Edit
London Advertiser. August 4, 1915. Page 3.
Source: Operation Picture Me via The 18th Battalion Facebook Group. London Free Press. August 15, 1917.



Report on Minor raid, Night of Dec. 1/2.

18th Canadian Battalion

Our patrol advanced within short distance of enemy wire but no party were there, so we lay in wait for several hours hoping it would appear.


In the shell holes were signs of occupation by enemy covering parties as foot prints and cylindrical sticks were found. enemy was very nervous and put up many flares and fired twice on our patrol.

Seeing that the enemy would not come out and the wire was too thick to enter is trench our patrol came in.


H.D. Dunnett. Lieut.

O.C. Special Service Platoon,

18th. Canadian Battalion

008166/1918 (Elgin Co) Harry Douglas DUNNETT, 27, soldier, Simcoe Ont, Aylmer, s/o John DUNNETT & Elizabeth J HUGHES, married Myrtle JAMES, 34, housekeeper, St. Thomas, same, d/o William JAMES & Mary SMALL, witn: Mary JAMES & Dorothy WATTS both of St. Thomas, 26 Dec 1918 at St. Thomas.



Note that attestation paper has a regimental number (53671) but Harry Douglas Dunnett’s service records are not associated with this number at the LAC site.


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