Thursday 29 April 2010

Private Peter James Lang

Born on 11 February 1892 in Winchester, Ontario - son of Mrs. James H. Graham, South Mountain, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Mountain, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military experience; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in South Mountain, Ontario, on 2 February 1916 (number 633388) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery (grave IV.E.28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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