Thursday, 29 July 2010

Lance-Corporal John Edward Lyman

Born on 24 July 1898 in Tamworth, Ontario - son of Phobe Lyman, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 8 August 1916 (number 637196) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 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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