Wednesday 28 April 2010

Private George Joseph Lane

Born on 9 July 1897 in Portsmouth, England - son of George Lane, Newport, Monmouth, England - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cavan, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 16 May 1918 (number 3059883) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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