Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Lieutenant Andrew Angus Wanklyn

Born on 30 November 1890 in Montreal, Quebec – son of Frederic Lumb and the late Edith Margaret Angus Wanklyn, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the McGill University COTC; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 February 1915 – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 18 April 1915 – killed in action on 2 June 1916 – buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery (grave IV.H.11), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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