Tuesday 22 December 2009

Major Lennox Irving

Born on 16 May 1863 in Pembroke, Ontario - brother of Annie E. Irving, Cleveland, Ohio - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as barrister at law; Presbyterian; currently a Reserve Officer with the 42nd Regiment; previously served with the Queen's Rifle Corps and as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 42nd Regiment.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, as a major in Renfrew, Ontario, on 17 July 1916 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a major from 17 to 26 June 1917.

Died on 10 November 1938.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)


Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Grace B. Hall (nee Grace Barnet McAllister) and my Great Aunt, Grace Barnet Lennox Irving was my godmother on my father's side. I have very little information on Lennox and as I am 'getting on' I'd love to fill in the family tree.
Any information you could lead me to or provide, I would be most greatful. Thank you, GBH

Ken said...

Hi Grace,

What information I have on Major Irving is on this page. However, you can order a copy of his military personnel file from Library and Archives Canada at the following link: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=478248&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=2g9t596gvconf0pvrfm91lhce4 . Go to the top of that page and click on the link where it says consult a copy or order a photocopy and this will give you detailed instructions on how to get his personnel record.

Best of luck,