Thursday, 3 June 2010

Private John Anthony Ormond Lee

Born on 22 August 1896 in Canada - son of Alfred Lee, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as boiler maker; single; currently serving with the cadets; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410093) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 13 or 15 June 1916 - rejoined the 2nd Battalion on 21 November 1917 - at some point commissioned as a Lieutenant.

(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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