Saturday, 26 June 2010

Private Gerald Lewis

Born on 4 March 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Adolphe Lewis, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Baptist; trade as clerk; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055356) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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