Friday 18 February 2011

Private John Ernest Lyle Millen

Born on 12 August 1894 in Montreal, Quebec - son of John Ernest and Crace R.C. Shivas Millen, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as advertising manager; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 20 March 1915 (number 410988) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 19 February 1916 - buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (grave L.55), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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