Sunday, 25 July 2010

Private Harold Lumb

Born on 7 January 1899 in Lancashire, England - foster son of Mrs. Matilda Lumb, Hespeler, Ontario - nephew of Henry Lumb, Hespeler, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Hespeler, Ontario; trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Salvation Army; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; light complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 111th Battalion, CEF, in Hespeler, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 730507) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - killed in action on 17 October 1917 - buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery (grave IV.B.28), Belgium.

(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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