Corporal Harry Fielder was born in Plaistow, England, on July 1st, 1892. He was working as an engineer in the Royal North-West Mounted Police force prior to his enlistment at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, on January 1st, 1916, into the 4th Division Cavalry.
Shipping for England on board the S.S. Olympic in May of 1916, he was called-up to action in France to serve with the 46th Battalion later that August. He was demobilized following the end of the war, on July 29th, 1919.
The collection consists of over 40 letters written by Harry to his sweetheart Agda Johnson, beginning while he was in service overseas in the fall of 1916 and continuing post-demobilization into September of 1920.
Cpl. Fielder's Service Record (Reg/Ser# 115884) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.