Thursday 5 May 2011

Lieutenant Reuben De Lemme Millyard

Born on 22 September 1894 in St. Thomas, Ontario - son of Reverend Reuben and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Schell) Millyard - 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 (number 487280) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 August 1917 - wounded on 31 October 1917 - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 8 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; 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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