During the Boer War Harry Frederick Attree served in the Imperial Yeomanry. He enlisted 17 February 1900 at Blackheath in the Kings Royal Rifles, service number 3893. He was a warehouseman and had previously served with the 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment Service number 6893. He left the Army 1 May 1901, when no longer required in South Africa. He volunteers for the Canadian Forces 27 December 1915 and cites 15 years service with the Imperial Army. Returning to Canada in May 1919.
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His service is remembered on the New Cross, Haberdashers' Aske’s Boys' School South African War Memorial
He was born about 15 March 1877 in Hammersmith. He was the son of Harry Robins and Louise M Attree of 4 St Donnetts' Road, New Cross a Commercial Traveller in 1911. In 1907 he emigrates to Canada with his wife Margaret. In 1921 he is living with his wife Margaret and children Dorothy (1906) and Marjorie (1910). He is an accountant. He died 12 April 1946 and buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with his wife, who died 12 March 1952.
Source: Askean, Ancestry
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