Harbron, Tom

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Harbron, Tom

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1887-1949

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Tom Harbon, an administrative medical officer, joined RAMC in Darlington in northern England in 1909. He immigrated to Toronto from Britain in 1912. Despite never completing high school, he joined the local militia, the 13th Cavalry Field Ambulance, and in 1916, he was promoted from non-commissioned rank to quartermaster becoming one of the very few World War I medical corps officers who was not a doctor or surgeon.

As a part of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, he was in charge of administering the military hospitals in the large Toronto Military District of 1917-1919. In 1919, Tom officially enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Givens Street Barracks in Toronto, retaining his rank of Captain and still being based at the Training depot. He remained there until demobilisation in July 1920.

In 1921, he married Sarah Lilliane Peace whom he met in 1917 at Knox College building on Spadina Avenue which was converted into a military hospital. The same year, he bought a defunct company called Diamond Cleaners and Soaps Ltd. and ran the business which manufactured and sold industrial cleaning material in bulk to hospitals and other institutions.

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Harbron, Sarah Lilliane (

  • 2006
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Harbron, John D. (1924-2015)

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Harbron, Sheila E. (1926-2005)

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2017/08/15 KCP. Created.
2018/08/01 KCP. Added biographical sketch.

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