Friday, 16 July 2010

Private Robert Arthur Lonie

Born on 3 or 7 February 1883 or 7 February 1884 in Edinburgh, Scotland - husband of Annie Lonie, Ottawa, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Talbot, Alloa, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; married (with three children); no current military service; previous served with the R.A.S. Corps (Regular Army) (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair - at the time of his enlistment in March 1919: discharged from the military due to a double hernia - at the time of his enlistment in September 1919: single.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 April 1915 (number 410131) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1916 - invalided to England on 1 November 1916 - later served with reserve units and the Canadian Army Medical Corps - joined No.3 Canadian Army Service Corps Service Company, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 March 1919 - [then what] - joined Special Guard, C.M.P.C., in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 1919 (number 2779797).

(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)

No comments: