Friday, June 18, 2010

Private Raymond Lett

Born on 3 March 1898 in Coulogne, Pontiac, Quebec - son of David and Hariette Lett, Dunraven, Quebec - brother of Private Lester Turnbull Lett, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in South Porcupine, Ontario; trade as dairyman; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in South Porcupine, Ontario, on 18 May 1916 (number 649370) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

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