Harold George Calma

Service Record

Harold George Calma (1899–1934) was originally from Michigan in the United States. He lived in Houseys Rapids, Ontario, where he worked as a painter. On June 1, 1918, Calma was conscripted into service with the 1st Central Ontario Regiment, 1st Depot Battalion. However, he refused to serve on the grounds of being a conscientious objector. He was tried and sentenced to two or more years in prison. He was later discharged on February 21, 1919, after the war ended.

Service Record Details

Conscription Papers

Date of Birth: June 1, 1899 (Michigan, United States)

Date of Conscription: June 1, 1918 (Toronto, Ontario)

Age at Enlistment: 19 years

Height: 5 feet, 7 1/4 inches

Weight: 145 1/2 pounds

Description: Dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair. Small scar over left eye. Methodist.

Home Address: Houseys Rapids, Ontario

Trade: Painter

Married: No

Next of Kin: Mother, Emma Calma. Father, David Calma. Both of Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario.

Casualties / Medical History

Only standard medical information taken at the time of conscription.

Interesting Details from the Service Record

  • February 21, 1919 – Having been tried by court martial and sentenced to penal servitude (or imprisonment) for two years or more, Calma is released early due to the end of the war.

The London Gazette

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Military Medals, Honours and Awards (1812–1969)

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Census Records

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