Friday, 27 August 2010

Private Lyle Emerson Marcellus, MM

Born on 3 May 1895 in Williamsburg Township, Ontario -son of Festus Marcellus, Chesterville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Chesterville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Lutheran; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Chesterville, Ontario, on 20 March 1916 (number 633844) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 21 August 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown: "For bravery in the Field."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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