Thursday, 24 June 2010

Private Edward Harry Lewin

Born on 28 December 1891 in Moosomin, Saskatchewan - son of F.G. Lewis, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; golden hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 3 May 1915 (number 411172) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - promoted to Acting-Sergeant.

(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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