Friday, 11 June 2010

Private Burton Angus Lemmon

Born on 21 March 1896 in Madoc, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Fred Helme, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Belleville, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as mechanic; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 1 March 1918 (number 3056918) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 9 November 1918.

(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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