Harold Edward Agar

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Howden, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

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Canadian Expeditionary Force
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 —  Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

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west of Meetcheele ( 28.NE.D.5.d.2.9.), België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Passchendaele New British Cemetery
Plot: 10
Rij: E
Graf: 22

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Lieutenant Harold Edward AGAR ( Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry ( P.P.C.L.I. ) ( Eastern Ontario Regiment ), 7th Canadian Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division ) was killed in action on the 30th of October 1917.
On the 28th of October 1917, the 7th Canadian Brigade received the orders to relieve the 9th Canadian Brigade , east of ‘s Graventafel. Upon arrival, they prepared themselves for the upcoming battle on the 30th of October.
That day, the 30th of October 1917, the 3rd Canadian Division attacked with the 8th and 7th Canadian Brigade ; the 8th Canadian Brigade consisting of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles on the left and the 7th Canadian Brigade with the 49th Battalion in the middle and the P.P.C.L.I. on the right. The goal was to establish a line from Goudberg to Graf Wood.
The attack began at 5.50 a.m. east of Bellevue Farm. The P.P.L.C.I. were able to capture the first and intermediate objective ; the first being Snipe Hall and the intermediate being Duck Lodge. As soon as the second objective was taken, the P.P.L.C.I. came under heavy German gunfire, i.a. from Crest Farm. They were able to advance to Meetcheele Crossroads, where they dug in at approximately 2.20 p.m. and secured their positions.
The final objective was to capture Graf Farm and Graf Wood, this in conjuction with the 4th Canadian Division, located on the right of the 3rd Canadian Division and separated from each other by the Ravebeek. Although they reached this objective, they weren’t able to hold their position.
An hour after they reached the last objective, private Agar got wounded in the head by a bullet. After getting first aid and resting in the line for a while, he left to go to the Dressing Station. Unfortunately, just a few meters away from the line, he got shot by a German sniper in the head, which killed him instantly. He was buried were he fell.
After the war his body was indeed found close to Meetcheele ( 28.NE.D.5.d.2.9.). Private Harold Edward Agar now rests at Passchendaele New British Cemetery.

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" In the Mud & Blood. Princess Patricia 's Canadian Light Infantry. Passchendaele 30-31 October 1917 ", Newman S.K., Saanichton ( Canada ), Bellewaerde House Publishing, 2005.
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" Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1914-1919 ", Hodder-Williams R., Hodder&Stoughton, 1923, vol. 1 & 2.
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" The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account ", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 133.
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Circumstances of Death
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Service Record
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The Long Long Trail
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