Harry Stiner signature

On this day in 1916, Harry Stiner, a hotel-keeper, enlisted in Deseronto. He was born Uxbridge, Ontario on December 2nd, 1881, the son of Frederick Stiner and Mary (née Booth). On July 28th, 1903 he married Josephine O’Donnell in Uxbridge. In 1911 the couple were living in North Bay with one daughter and two of Harry’s siblings. When he enlisted, Harry and Josephine were living in Deseronto. By 1916 they had had three more children, one of whom had died.

Harry joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636362. He was five feet six and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair.

A stamped note on Stinier’s attestation paper states that he was “Invalided to Canada for Further Medical Treatment, Hospital Representative, Canadian Military Hospital, Bramshott”. Family tree information on Ancestry suggests that he died in 1954.