Monday, 26 July 2010

Private Duncan Lunam

Born on 9 January 1897 in Campbell's Bay, Quebec - son of John Lunam, Campbell's Bay, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 152 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1916 (number 788269) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 28 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.G.15), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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