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Harry Douglas Barnhardt, a steel worker, was conscripted in Kingston on this day in 1918. He was born on in Belleville (or Warkworth) on November 21, 1888 (some sources say 1887), the son of Charles Barnhardt and Euphemia Campbell. His parents married in 1891. Euphemia was born in Scotland and Charles was born in Adolphustown, the son of Hiram Barnhardt, a Mohawk, and Bridget (née Williams), who was of Irish ancestry. They were living at 20 Wharf Street, Belleville, when Harry was drafted.

Barnhardt joined the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion with the regimental number 3055947 His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Melita on March 4th, 1918. He spent April in hospital with mumps. In September he was transferred to the 21st Battalion and served with them in France from September 19th.