MEEK, Herbert Harrison

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
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Date of Death
Age at Death
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        1st Canadian Infantry Division
                                             3rd Infantry Brigade
                                             15th Battalion  -  48th Highlanders of Canada
                                             Company 2
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   27580
DATE OF BIRTH:            April 15, 1895 
                                             Alton - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           July 15, 1915                       20 years     2 months
CEMETERY:                     Strand Military Cemetery – Ieper –
                                             Comines-Warneton – Hainaut – Belgium
                                             VIII     C     7
PARENTS:                         Mr. James and Catherine Meek – Hensall - Ontario
Occupation:                        Banker                                  Religion:     Presbyterian
Enlistment:                         September 9, 1914 – Valcartier – 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada)
Enlistment Age:                 19 years     7 months 

Private Meek was part of the Canadian 1st Contingent and departed Canada on the S.S. Megantic in early October 1914.
Private Meek was killed performing his duties while in the trenches south west of Messines in France. He received gun shot wounds to his lungs and died immediately.
The Battalion was in the trenches on this day and the diaries state the weather was hot and showers were present. It also states it was quiet on the front and the trenches were muddy.
The Brigade diaries state that it was quiet along the whole front.
From the information that was available from the diaries we must conclude that Private Meek was felled by an enemy sniper.