Harold McAfee signature

On this day in 1916, Harold McAfee joined up in Deseronto. He was born in Napanee on May 2nd, 1890, the son of John McAfee and Hester March.

Harold joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636210. When he signed up he was described as five feet three and three quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he left Canada on the SS Northland on October 17th, 1916.

He was transferred to the 21st Battalion and joined that unit in France on December 8th. In January he was admitted to hospital and on February 16th he was invalided to England, suffering from dysuria. He did not come home.