Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Private Murray Charles Levere

Born on 30 September 1892 in Spencerville, Ontario - husband of Margaret Pearl Levere, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Spencerville, Ontario; trade as farmer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 56th Regiment (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; black eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Spencerville, Ontario, on 7 February 1916 (number 639519) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 4 September 1918 - invalided to England on 11 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)


Anonymous said...

Hi..I have just started looking into family tree type research and came across this on the Web.This is my Great Grandfather...my Grandfather was John Murray Levere also with a Military background. From my recollections my Great grandfather and 3-5 of his brother my great uncles went to war. I have been trying to track down a news paper article out of Spencerville that have them on the front page with a picture and heading of The Fighting Levere's..I wanted to read the article about them. Should you come across anything...pleas email me directly ken.larocque@hotmail.com..thanks for posting this and remembering the men and women who fought for our country.

Ken said...


The enlistment (attestation) record for your great-grandfather is on the Library and Archives Canada website at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=530132&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=2o1gdbqt8l40e9lp5i41phq5o7

You can order his military service file from that page. Perhaps it will refer to the Spencerville report.

Best of luck,