Friday, 5 October 2018

Harold H. Fawcett: CWGC Beechwood

Harold Henry Fawcett, born in Ottawa 20 May 1895, died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal on 5 October of pneumonia following influenza during the 1918 pandemic. He was the son of Harry Henry and Lily Fawcett.
At enlistment with the 257th Battalion on 7 February 1917 his occupation was electrician. He served as a sapper with the 7th Canadian Railway Troops, Service No:1102486. Serving in England he spent considerable time in hospital under treatment for various conditions. He claimed to have jumped into the River Thames from Waterloo bridge.
There is a 100 page service file. His body was interred on 8 October in grave Plot 29. Lot 15. 4. at Beechwood Cemetery.

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