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Help! Military records for Harry Elmer Smith WW1
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 19:35 BST (UK) »
Trying to research a mystery man called Harry Elmer Smith - unfortunately there seem to be several men with that exact name!
Canada- Officers and Men in the First Canadian Contingent, 1914 - a Harry Elmer Smith joined CANADIAN 15TH BATTALION, 3RD INFANTRY BRIGADE #27540

In 1918 this same man married Marina Krijger in the Netherlands.
What I am trying to find are DoB records and Place of birth for this Harry so I can rule him in (or out ) as being 'my' Harry!

1. Harry Elmer Smith Birth   Sep 1885 Kerney, Nebraska, USA

2. Harry Elmer Smith Birth   Sep 1885  unknown but possibly Portsmouth UK-son of Harry Palmer Smith

3. Harry Elmer Smith Birth 1870 unknown but he married in 1896 in London UK, son of Jacob Smith

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Beeson from Buckinghamshire
Freer from Leicestershire
Giles from Berkshire
Green from Birmingham
Gurney from Leicestershire,
Randall from Sussex
Robinson from Hinckley
Wadey from Sussex

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Re: Help! Military records for Harry Elmer Smith WW1
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 September 18 19:40 BST (UK) »
Canadian attestation Papers for Harry Elmer Smith - 13/9/1882 Banner City KS USA

File has been digitalized but may be slow to load

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=237732

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9053-S038

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Re: Help! Military records for Harry Elmer Smith WW1
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 September 18 19:47 BST (UK) »


WW1 Draft - Harry Elmer Smith with similar birth date as above 13/9/1881 (quite often these records can be one year out)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K662-6LV

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1HZ-591?cc=1968530

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Re: Help! Military records for Harry Elmer Smith WW1
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 September 18 19:54 BST (UK) »


1. Harry Elmer Smith Birth   Sep 1885 Kerney, Nebraska, USA

Thanks

This one possible remarried to Ella Saunders 6 December 1938 - Clinton Iowa - Father Royal Smith - Mother Sara Smith - Spouse   Ella Saunders.

WW2 Draft - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKCH-G3W2

1910 census - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKXZ-7YN

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Re: Help! Military records for Harry Elmer Smith WW1
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 September 18 20:14 BST (UK) »
Brilliant! Thanks so much.  So 'my' Harry didn't marry Marina - one question solved and the mystery of my Harry remains.

Unfortunately this has introduced a 4th Harry Elmer Smith born in Boulder City, Kansas who married Marina!
Beeson from Buckinghamshire
Freer from Leicestershire
Giles from Berkshire
Green from Birmingham
Gurney from Leicestershire,
Randall from Sussex
Robinson from Hinckley
Wadey from Sussex