Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Lance-Corporal Charles Peter Lee

Born on 12 February 1897 in Harrison's Corners, Ontario - son of Frank Lee, Harrison's Corners, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Harrison's Corners, Ontario; trade as locomotive engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 633038) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 14 August 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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