Thursday, 24 June 2010

Private Charles Reginald Lewis

Born on 28 February 1900 (gives 1898 in enlistment form) in Buffalo, New York - son of Stanley D. Lewis, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Belleville, Ontario; trade as mechanic; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 254th Battalion, CEF, as a Lance-Corporal in Belleville, Ontario, on 16 December 1916 (number 1093156) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 or 3 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion to England as a "minor" on 2 December 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; Sailing List, 254th Battalion, CEF)

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