Saturday 12 December 2009

Private Rundall McGill Lewis

Born on 15 February 1895 in Sag Harbor, New York - next of kin listed as Gordon T. Lewis, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Guelph Officers' Training Corps; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 18 March 1915 (number 411010) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Engineers, CEF, as a Sapper on 5 February 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)


Anonymous said...

He was my grandfather and a wonderful man. This is a great project youhave going here.

Ken said...

Many thanks!