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Harry Elding

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:52nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Vimy Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at Sale on the 27th May 1886, the birth being registered during the
September quarter 1886 nin the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/184, the son of
Edwin & Mary Elding.

1891 Census - 154 Northenden Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 4 - Scholar - born:
Sale.   Head of household - Edwin Elding - Married - aged: 64 - occ:
Traveller - born: Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire.   Also Mary Elding - Wife -
aged: 42 - born: Aberdeen, Scotland.   Plus 9 siblings, including Charles
who was also killed during WW1.

His father - Edwin Elding died in 1896, aged: 70.

1901 Census - The Royal Commercial Travellers' School for Orphan &
Necessitous Children, Pinner, Middlesex.   Pupil - aged: 14 - born: Sale.

1911 Census - 38 Whitelow Road, Chorlton, Manchester.    Son - aged: 24 -
occ: Assistant Salesman - born: Sale.   Head of household - Mary Elding -
Widow - aged: 63 - born: Aberdeen, Scotland.  Plus 4 siblings.

Enlisted at Port Arthur, Canada, on the 25th March 1915.   He was already
serving in the 96th L.D.R. and had previously served for 3 years in the
East Lancashire Territorial Transport & Supply.

At the time of his enlistment, he was 28 years of age, he was 5 feet 4½
inches in height, with a chest measurement of 35/3 inches.   His complexion
was - Dark, Eyes - Grey, Hair - Brown.     He was unmarried and was listed
as a Baptist.     He had no distinguishing marks.

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Sale Cemetery - E.1660.

His brother, Charles Elding, also died on active service.

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