Friday, 18 June 2010

Private Lester Turnbull Lett

Born on 28 October 1896 in Calumett Island, Pontiac County, Quebec - son of David and Hariette Lett, Dunraven, Quebec - brother of Private Raymond Lett, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Timmins, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in South Porcupine, Ontario, on 6 April 1916 (number 648998) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 November 1917.

(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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