Tuesday 12 December 2006

Lieutenant Ernest Norval Almas

Born on 24 March 1892 in Rychmans Corners, Ontario - son of George and Louise Almas, Hamilton, Ontario - attestation form states trade as clerk, single, currently a member of the Governor General's Body Guards for four months, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36.5 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Methodist.

Joined the 5th University Company on 17 December 1915 (number 487438) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 20 September 1917 - died on 31 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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