Saturday, 24 July 2010

Private William Henry Lucas

Born on 3 April 1885 in Warwick, England - son of William Lucas, Birmingham, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Providence, Rhode Island; trade as polisher; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 20 July 1917 (number 2582320) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - wounded on 28 May 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 June 1918 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 13 August 1918.

(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)

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