Saturday 24 April 2010

Private George Lamb

Born on 19 March 1891 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England - son of Esther Lamb, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410800) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 on 21 November 1916 - invalided to England on 3 December 1916.

(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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