Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Corporal Edward Morris Levia

Born on 4 May 1883 in Russell, Ontario - husband of Hazel Levia, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as locomotive engineer; married; no current military service; previously served with 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles during the South African War (ten months); Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 August 1915 (number 144849) - sailed overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died on 28 October 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (grave VI.C.18), France.

(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,; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.120)

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