Lawrence, Henry Elmer “Harry”

Regimental Number: 904753
Rank: Private
Branch: 194th Battalion

Harry was born in Stukely, Quebec on December 23, 1876 and came to Fort Vermilion as a boy in 1886. He filed on a homestead at SE16-74-7-W6 in the Buffalo Lakes area in 1914 (he later filed on a second homestead at 33-71-8-W6). Prior to this Harry had spent some time in the Klondike. He enlisted in the Canadian army in March of 1916, but it appears that Harry never left Canada as he was discharged from the army on October 24, 1916, having been found medically unfit due to varicose veins. On September 23, 1916, Harry married Eila Maud Lendrum in Edmonton. He died in February of 1955.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1147; Buffalo Trails p. 85

*Harry’s nephews Hollis and James also served in the war