Wednesday 2 March 2011

Lieutenant Reuben Delemme Millyard

Born on 22 September 1894 in St. Thomas, Ontario - son of the Reverend Reuben and Margaret Elizabeth Millyard (nee Schell) - brother of Malcolm Millyard, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as brother; trade as actuary; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 5th Overseas Universities Company, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 20 November 1915 - transferred to the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 28 April 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 August 1917 - wounded on 31 October 1917 - ceased to be attached to the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - sent to England on 11 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 7 September 1918 - killed in action on 30 September 1918 - buried in Canada Cemetery (grave I.A.1), France.

(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,

1 comment:

John Millyard said...

I believe he was a cousin of my stepfather Carman Millyard of Grimsby, Ont. The family story is that he was killed on the last day of the war, though your piece has it a few days earlier. Perhaps it was in the regiment's last engagement. I have a set of Sir Walter Scott's novels each signed by D. Millyard and Beatrice Hawke (of Grimsby), his financee, assuming it is the same person. She never married.