Friday 14 October 2016

Private Ralph Columbus Lusk

Born on 16 April 1896 in Geneva, New York - son of William Henry Lusk, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Picton, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as munition worker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 26 February 1918 (number 3056877) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 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; photograph courtesy of Vera Leone)

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