Sunday, 25 July 2010

Private David Lumsden

Born on 25 April 1889 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of George Lumsden, Munster, Ontario - brother of Rebecca Lumsden, Merrickville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410537) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, CMGC, CEF, on 10 August 1918.

(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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