Reekie, Harold –

Son of Mr. David Reekie, headmaster of Oxford Grove Council School, and of Avonmore, 185, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Grammar School (1899-1906). Formerly a Sergeant in the Canadian Gordon Highlanders, but gave up his stripes to get to the Front sooner. Died of wounds (gun shot back, thighs and arms) at No.16 General Hospital, Le Treport.

Personal details

  • Surname: Reekie
  • Forename: Harold
  • Date of birth: April 20th, 1890
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 25
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 21st, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).
  • Service number: 51398
  • Regiment: Canadian Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: November 5th, 1914 - 1914-11-05
  • Enlistment location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/12/1914 14/05/1915 28/05/1915 06/08/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7c 5g/h 6e* S1g/h*
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 28/05/1915

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