Harry was born in Belfast, Ireland, where he spent his youth and childhood. As a young man, he worked in a woolen mill. Harry served in the First World War and came to Canada after his discharge. He settled on an acreage near Valleyview in 1928 (S1/2 18-70-W5). Harry also served in the Second World War, as a bodyguard to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the Bahamas or Barbados. He died in Valleyview on February 14, 1956.
Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 94; see HT Feb. 28, 1956