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These are the military memoirs of Harry Fox, RSM, as commissioned by the Queen's Own Rifles on the 70th anniversary of his enlistment in the Regiment. Harry Fox was born in England and immigrated with his family to Ontario in 1920 at the age of six.The Foxes moved to Toronto in 1929 and Harry left school to work for the T. Eaton Company. Continuing a family tradition of military service, Harry chose to enlist in one of Canada's oldest militia units, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in 1932. He participated in the Regiment's 75th birthday trip to England in 1935.Harry Fox was a sergeant upon the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. When the 1st Battalion, QOR of C was mobilized for overseas service in June 1940, Harry was enrolled and became Company Sergeant Major for Charlie Company. He served in this capacity at Borden, Newfoundland, Sussex, New Brunswick and in England until May 1942. CSM Fox was selected to be Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st and served the Battalion in that capacity until October 1943, when he was sent on a draft to Italy to gain combat experience. Harry joined The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in January 1944 and became a permanent replacement for their famous Regimental Sergeant-Major, Angus Duffy. He served with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment throughout 1944 and 1945, and was with them in Holland in the spring of 1945. Harry returned to Canada with his "adopted" regiment in the fall of 1945 and moved back to Toronto.He was persuaded to come back to The Queen's Own Rifles as RSM in 1947 and served for a year before retiring from military service. [via]