Lieutenant Harry Edney

Date of Birth: 26 September 1888

Place of Birth: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Residence: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Nok: Mary Ann Edney, Sherbrooke (mother)

Trade: Accountant

Attestation date: 17 March 1916

Previous military service: 53rd Regiment

Unit: 14th Battalion

Status: Survived - died 23 May 1970.

Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Details of service:

Lieutenant Edney was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion on 06 January 1917, upon disbandment of the 117th Battalion. He remained with the 23rd Reserve Battalion until 07 August 1917 when he was transferred to the 14th Battalion. He arrived on the front lines in France on 11 August. He was wounded on 15 August during a gas attack. The symptoms did not appear for three days during which time, Lt Edney carried out his duties until he developed severe vomitting and cardiac problems.

Lt Edney was invalided to England for further treatment. He was given three months to convalesce. However, he failed to improve and was invalided back to Canada. He sailed to Halifax on 18 October 1917 aboard the SS Missanabie. He remained at a Montreal hospital until 21 January 1918.

Lt Edney was struck off strength from the CEF on 18 April 1918 for reasons of being medically unfit.

At the time of attestation Lt Edney was single and had no children.