Edgar William Covert signed up in Deseronto on this day in 1916. He was born in the town on October 30th, 1900, the son of Frank Covert and Maud (née Bassett). On his attestation paper, Edgar gave his date of birth as October 1st, 1899.
He joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 637071. He was five feet three inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he was examined by a medical board at Camp Barriefield in Kingston on August 21st, 1916 and determined to be under age and undeveloped. He was discharged from the army on August 23rd.
Edgar married Laura Hearns in Napanee on August 14th, 1924. They left Canada for Rochester, New York in September 1924 and Edgar died there in August 1981.