Saturday, 12 June 2010

Lance-Corporal James Edgar Lennie

Born on 7 August 1898 (listed as 1897 on enlistment form) in Windsor, Ontario - son of Mrs. C.E. Lennie, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as automobile repairer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; dark blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 25 November 1915 (number 724583) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 January 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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