Grimsby Newspapers
Pte. Harshaw's career
Grimsby Independent, 5 Jul 1916, p. 5

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Item Type:
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
5 Jul 1916
Date Of Event:
26 May 1916
Personal Name(s):
Harshaw, Edward J.
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Lance-Corporal Edward J. Harshaw, killed in action May 26 or 28, 1916, was born in Lindsay, Victoria Co., March 17, 1895, and came with the family to North Grimsby at the age of 8 years. He entered the H.S. at Beamsville when 12 years of age, went through the first year's course and then stayed at home for a time to help on the farm, later going to work for the Toronto Power Co. with which he spent two years, with headquarters at Lambton Mills, and where, being fond of athletic sports, he was associated with the Toronto West End Y.M.C.A. He then decided to take a course as a Civil and Electrical Engineer, and returned to his home in Beamsville to finish his course in high school, where he made a good record in 1913-14, returning to put in the holidays with his old employers, and while working at Allanburg, war was proclaimed. After obtaining his parents' consent,he enlisted with H Co. of the 4th Battn., 1st Brigade, at Niagara Falls on Aug. 11, 1914, went with the troops to Valcartier on Aug. 20. He went through all the hardships of Valcartier and Salisbury Plains without a murmur and went with the 1st Contingent to France early in February 1915...He was wounded at Festubert May 28, 1915...He was killed in the Ypres Salient during a short but heavy bombardment which caught his section, taking away an officer and four or five men...

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Pte. Harshaw's career