Lukovski, Gavril “Harry”

Regimental Number: 811399; 467561
Rank: Private
Branch: 63rd Battalion; 27th Battalion

Harry was born in Kiev, Russia on March 25, 1894. At the time of his enlistment, he was living in Grande Prairie; his homestead was located at 20-74-6-W6. Harry signed up to go overseas in December of 1915, but was presumably turned down and attempted a second time, giving different information, in January 1916. This time he was accepted. He received shrapnel wounds to his abdomen and face and in December 1917 was invalided to Canada due to shell shock. Harry had suffered from mental instability as a child and this no doubt intensified the trauma that resulted from his injury. He was discharged in 1918.