Keely, Harlan David, Lt.
Service file volume: N/A
Date of Birth: 15 January 1920
Place of Birth: Toronto Ontario
Age: 24 years
Weight: 172 lbs
Religion: United Church
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Joan (Spencer) married in Toronto, Ontario 15 July 1943
Children: Harlen David (born 09 April 1944 in Vernon B.C.)
Father; George Mervin
Mother; Georgina (Davidson)
Brothers; Not Documented
Sisters; Not Documented
Position in family: Not Documented
Education: University, Senior Matriculation
Trade or Calling: Student
Date of Enlistment: 02 September 1942
Place of Enlistment: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Regiment or Unit: 2nd/10th Dragoons
Date Taken on Strength to Irish Regiment of Canada: 19 December 1944 in Italy
Theatres and Dates of Service: Canada 02-Sep-42 to 01-Sep-44
U.K. 02-Sep-44 to 03-Nov-44
Italy 04-Nov-44 to 21-Feb-45
N.W.E. 22-Feb-45 to 16-Apr-45
Other service facts: COTO University of Toronto for two years.
Date of Death: 16 April 1945
Circumstances: KIA, at 1300 hours while leading a fighting patrol to clear Harkaap
Barracks of enemy forces the patrol was ambushed. The remainder of the patrol returned
to the lines and reported the incident. They returned in force to clear the area.
Location of Burial: Grosebeek Canadian War Cemetery, Gelderland Netherlands
Grave reference: Plot XIV. Row H. Grave 7.