- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 15th Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Shearman, Private Harold Leigh
- Caption Harold Leigh SHEARMAN
- Additional Information Born in Maxville, Ontario, in 1889, Shearman was attested at Valcartier in September 1914 in the 15th Battalion. He sailed from Québec aboard the SS Megantic| on 4 October 1914. Shearman was killed in action on 29 April 1915.
- Caption Medals Project- Shearman, Harold Leigh
Harold Leigh Shearman was born in Maxwell, Ontario, on 13 February 1889. He was the son of William and Hannah Shearman. His father was a cabinetmaker.
A clerk, Shearman enlisted in the 15th Battalion at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on 20 September 1914. He sailed to England as part of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 3 October 1914. After training on Salisbury Plain for four months, the Contingent was shipped to France in February 1915.
Shearman died at Saint Julien, Belgium, on 29 April 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres. His body was lost.
Harold Leigh Shearman is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, in Ypres, Belgium.