Monday, 30 August 2010

Private Hector Lewis Marcus

Born on 28 July 1898 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Edward Gus. Marcus, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Maisonneuve, Quebec; trade as storekeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; chest of 31.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; very fair hair.

Joined the 150th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 8 January 1916 (number 847130) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 3 May 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)

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