Friday, 13 May 2011

Private Lester Charles Neuman

Born on 22 October 1896 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of John and Lena Neuman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410222) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 6 November 1915 - died of wounds on 4 December 1915 - buried in √Čtaples Military Cemetery (grave VI.A.24A), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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