Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Lance-Corporal Norman Hazelton Lyall

Born on 30 July 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Lyall, Billings Bridge, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as saw hand; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 January 1918 (number 3320131) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 October 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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