Sunday, 18 July 2010

Private Ernest Ellis Lord

Born on 2 November 1893 in Vancouver, British Columbia - son of Mrs. M.S. Lord, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Vancouver High School cadets (one year) and the Boy's Brigade (two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; green eyes; medium hair.

Attended McGill University College, British Columbia, in Science from 1913 to 1915.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 11 March 1915 (number 411047) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the imperial army on 9 November 1915 in order to be commissioned - joined the 184th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, as a Lieutenant in November 1915 - transferred to No.2 Light Railway Company, Royal Engineers, in March 1917 - gassed in Nieuport on 16 July 1917 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in July 1919.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches (for efforts in Nieuport on 10 July 1917?).

(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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.79)

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