Tuesday 27 April 2010

Private Archibald Lamont

Born on 2 August 1887 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Agnes Lamont, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as moulder; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 669757) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 26 May 1917 - invalided to England on 2 or 3 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 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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