1066120 Pte. Harvey Gladstone Fleming was born on September 17th, 1895, in Derby Township, Ontario, and was working as a farmer near the town of Kilsyth, Ontario, at the outbreak of hostilities.

When the 248th Battalion C.E.F. was authorized, twenty-nine year old Harvey volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, attesting to the new battalion on January 24th, 1917. Sailing with the unit in May of that year the 248th Battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion.

Harvey contracted mumps while in England and was quarantined for some time. Eventually he was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in the field on January 12th, 1918, and saw service with the 4th C.M.R. during the German spring offensive of 1918 and served with them during the final 100 days of the war. Soon after the armistice, on November 11th, 1918, Harvey came down with the Spanish Flu and was hospitalized for over a month.

Returning to the unit Harvey was struck off strength of the 4th C.M.R. on May 27th, 1919. Returning to Grey County Harvey Fleming would pass away on August 7th, 1968, at the age of 72. He was laid to rest in Owen Sound's Greenwood Cemetery, Ontario.

Private Hardy Gladstone Fleming's service is remembered on the Debry Township's Memorial Scroll.

Credit and thanks for this biography go to George Auer.