According to his attestation papers dated August 31, 1915 at Toronto, Albert Edward Harlock, was born on September 5, 1891 in Toronto. He listed his wife Leaj Mand Harlock, Vanevery Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a "chauffer" and had no previous military experience. He was 23 years and 1 months of age and stood 5 feet 9 1/2 inches tall. He had blue eyes, fair hair and complexion. He had a scar on his left knee and "abdoman". He was a Methodist.
In the 1914 Toronto City directory he is listed as a yardman living on the south side of Vanevery Street, Mimico.
In the 1921 Toronto City directory he is listed as a trainman GTR living in the same location.
According to the 1911 census he was the son of Jim (James?) and Mary Harlock.
His brothers Walter and Norman also enlisted