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Enlisted Personnel, World War One - L

Lafferty, Alexander:
Born in Markham, Ontario. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, boilermaker. Enlisted 22 September, 1914, and may have been the first to volunteer from Napanee. Went overseas with the First Contingent. Served in France and Belgium with 1st Battery, 1st Division (Heavy Trench Mortars). He was at the 2nd Battle of Ypres, St. Eloi, Sanctuary Wood and Hill 63, the Battle of the Somme and Vimy Ridge. During 26 months of frontline combat, he was wounded only once, slightly, in the hand. Then at Vimy Ridge a mortar exploded and the resulting injury left him paralysed from the waist down. He was taken back to Birkenhead Hospital in England, and then sent home to Canada, where he was admitted to Queen's Military Hospital at Kingston. After discharge, the family sent him to Mount Clemens, Michigan for further rehabilitation. [1914 Star ?] #40305

Laidley, Percy W.:
Born in Napanee. Electrician. Enlisted 23 September, 1914. Is believed to have been sent overseas. Served the duration of the war. Nothing more known. #5582

Laird, Charles H.:
Born in Bath. Farmer and fisherman. Drafted Barriefield, May 1918 to 1st Depot Battalion. Sent overseas and was training in England when the war ended. #3058263

Laird, Wilkie:
Born Napanee. Occupation, clerk. Drafted April 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3057797

Lake, Paul Seymour:
Born Westport. Lived Newburgh. Occupation, clerk. Enlisted 1916. Served in 73rd Battalion. [Also 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles?] #226731

Lambert, James Ephraim:
Most likely born in Portland township. Mother and four sons moved to Moscow, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Labourer. Enlisted in 1916. A.k.a. Ephraim James. #835552

Lambert, John Samuel:
Born in Portland township. Brother of James E. Mother and four sons moved to Moscow, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Farmer. Enlisted in 1916. A.k.a. Samuel John. #835553

Lambert, Rufus Earl:
Born in Portland township. Brother of James E. Mother and four sons moved to Moscow, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Labourer. Enlisted in 1916. A.k.a. Earl Rufus. #835587

Lambert, Z. B.:
Entry appears in "War Work of Lennox and Addington" (1922). We have been unable to find anyone of this name, and think Rev. Wilson might have mis-read "E.R." (Earl Rufus).

Lanole, D. W.:
Entry appears in "War Work of Lennox and Addington" (1922). We have been unable to find anyone of this name and think that it must be an error.

Lapum, James Victor:
Born Centreville. Occupation before war, teacher. Enlisted in 1st Depot Battalion and assigned to the Garrison Regiment, C.M.S.C. Served in Canada. #3057767

Lasher, Walter Harkmer [Herchimer?]:
Born Centreville. Farmer. Drafted Barriefied, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058423

Laveque, Lewis:
Born in Bellrock, Ontario. Lived in Enterprise. Occupation before enlisting, labourer. Enlisted March, 1916 in 146th Battalion. #835836

Laughlin, Arthur:
Born Napanee. Before enlisting was the cashier at a freight depot, Grand Trunk Railway. Enlisted in 39th Battalion, but taken on strength with 5th Royal Highland Regiment and served with them in France and Belgium. (Casualty records say Quebec Regiment.) He was at the front about nine months. Killed in action at Sanctuary Wood, 13 June, 1916. He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery in Belgium. (Bedford House is also known in war histories as "Woodcote House".) Although more than two thirds of the men buried in this cemetery were not identified, Capt. Harry Salsbury of Camden East saw his body and recognized him, so his fate and location are known. #412895

Lawlor, William "Bill":
Born and lived at Erinsville. Could neither read nor write and stayed at home on the farm until drafted, May 1918. Assigned to 6th Reserve Battalion and sent to England to train. Died of influenza in Seaford, Sussex, October 31, 1918. (From 1917, Seaford had become one of the main training centres for Canadian troops.) He is buried in Seaford Cemetery. #3059904

Lawson, Fred George:
Of Tamworth, enlisted in October 1916. Prior to enlistment, he was farming. Became a driver in the 76th Battery. #1250123

Leary, Albert Nathaniel "Than":
Born in Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, blacksmith. Went to the front with the 20th Battalion and lost his life at the Battle of Lens, Aug. 9, 1917. His name is on the Vimy Memorial. #835560

Lee, Melville G.:
Born Murvale. Lived near Tamworth. Enlisted 1916. Sailed from Canada in the Southland. Trained briefly in England. Taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Was at Vimy Ridge. During this action, he was incapacitated by trench fever and trench foot which proved so severe that he was sent back to England on a stretcher and hospitalised for four months. When recovered, he expected to return to France, but was re-assigned to First Canadian Command Depot and then sent to the 8th Reserves at Folkestone. Here and later at Whittley Camp he worked as an instructor in gas warfare. He requested to be returned to the front, but instead was re-assigned to musketry training, and was teaching the proper use of rifles to new recruits when the Armistice was signed. Returned to Canada on the Carmania in December, 1918, feeling that he had missed the war. #835845

Leggett, Ernest William:
Born Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Lived Napanee for nine years. At the time of enlistment, he was working as a baker in Napanee. Served with the 24th Battalion in France. Casualty records say Quebec Regiment. Killed in action, Battle of Courcelette, 17 Sept, 1916. Name is on the Vimy Memorial. #412905

Lemmon, Norman Dee:
Born Bath, Ontario. Farmed near Napanee. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058469

Lessard, Frank:
Of Flinton. Volunteered in March, 1917. Occupation before enlisting, labourer. Served in 3rd Depot Battalion. #1093383

Lessard, John B.:
Born Flinton, Ontario. Occupation before enlisting, railroader. Moved to Minneapolis shortly before the war. Enlisted at Winnipeg December 1917. Went overseas with the 27th Battalion, and with almost no training was sent to replace casualties in the Cambrai offensive. Was at Canal du Nord and other battles, pushing forward across France to Germany and finally to Bonn, where he was a member of the occupation force. He served in Bonn as a military policeman for six months. During the 8 months of battle leading to the Armistice, he had countless close calls, but escaped each time. #2380217

Lessard, Peter:
Of Flinton. Enlisted in December, 1916. Occupation before enlisting, labourer. Served in 154th Battalion. #1093107

Lewis, George:
Born Camden East. Occupation before enlisting, student. Enlisted in 1917 and went overseas. Was attached to 11th Battery and sent to France as a gunner. Saw action at Amiens, Arras, Cambrai and Valenciennes. Returned without injury and resumed studies at Queen's University. #338212

Lewis, Ross:
Born Napanee. Was farming east of Napanee when he was called up. Mustered Barriefield, June 8, 1918. Eastern Ontario Battalion. #3060415

Lewis, Roy Calvin:
Born in Richmond township. Lived five years in Kaladar before the war. Was working as an electrician in Toronto when he was called up in May of 1918. Served with the Canadian Engineers, but only in Canada. #3039167

Lewis, William Milton:
Born in Camden township. Lived Switzerville. Occupation, school teacher. Enlisted 1917 with Railway Construction and Forestry Depot. Served only in Canada. #2161141

Lloyd, Amos:
Of Flinton. Enlisted January 1916 in 146th Battalion. Nothing further known. #835346

Lloyd, Bertram Mortimer:
Born at Sillsville. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. Sent to England for training at Seaforth and Whittly camps in 1918. #3058447

Lloyd, Bruce:
Born South Fredericksburgh township. Occupation before enlisting, fishman. Served with 38th Battalion overseas. Was in France for two months close to the end of the war, at Arais and Cambrai. Was wounded once in the back of the neck. #3055619

Lloyd, Elias:
Born in Kaladar township. Lived near Flinton. Labourer. Enlisted December, 1916 in 254th Battalion. #1093095

Lloyd, Ezra:
Born Flinton, son of James Lloyd. Occupation, farmer. Enlisted January, 1916. #835346

Lloyd, Frank:
Born in Flinton. Farmed near Cloyne. Enlisted January 1916 in 146th Battalion. Also served in 239th Battalion. #835368

Lloyd, Peter:
Born Flinton. Enlisted January, 1916 in 146th Battalion at Kingston. #835359

Lloyd, William Henry:
Born near Sillsville. Occupation before war, farmer. Enlisted in April, 1916, in 146th Battalion. Served overseas in 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Family knew nothing of conflict experience. #835896

Lochead, Clarence William:
Of Enterprise, farmer. Drafted Barriefield May 6, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058426

Lochead, John Franklin:
Born Centreville. Occupation before enlisting, clerk. Enlisted 1915. Served with 73rd Regiment in France and Belgium. Was at Vimy Ridge, Amiens, Arras, Belleau Wood, Cambrai, Denain, Valenciennes and Mons. Was wounded in the right arm. Survived 18 months of combat at the front. #219444

Lockwood, Fred:
Born Camden township. Abandonned when a baby and raised by the Lockwood family. One of first in county to enlist, September 22, 1914. Gunner, Canadian Field Artillery. Went over with First Contingent and served at the front for nearly two years. Killed in action Sept. 14, 1916. Buried Ovillers Military Cemetery in France. # 40750

Lockwood, Wilfred:
Born Plevna, Ontario. Lived Denbigh. Farmer. Drafted Kingston, Jan. 3, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3055242

Lorne, John:
According to "The War Work of Lennox and Addington", a person by this name living in Denbigh enlisted during the First World War. No one by this name or soundex equivalents could be found.

Lott, Burk Bradford:
Born in Tamworth in 1878. He joined the militia before the war and trained with the 47th Regiment. Occupation at time of enlistment, lumberman. He signed up in March of 1915, and was sent overseas for training. Taken on strength with the 52nd Battalion (Manitoba Regiment) about Christmas time, 1915. Saw heavy fighting for four months during the dark days of early 1916 when the realities of the situation were finally sinking in. Severely wounded, and shortly died of his wounds on April 20, 1916. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. #438314

Lott, Donald:
Born and lived Tamworth. Occupation before enlisting, stationary engineer. Had prior military training with 47th Regiment. Enlisted June, 1915 and served overseas. Saw combat. Wounded at St. Eloi in April of 1916. Recovered and returned to unit. Wounded again at Passchendaele in October of 1917. #454283

Lott, Fred:
Born in Sheffeild township and lived Tamworth. Occupation before enlisting, labourer. Had prior military training with 47th Regiment. Enlisted April, 1916 in 146th Battalion. #835907

Lott, Henry:
Born in Sheffield township. At the outbreak of the war, he was living in Tamworth. Occupation, lumberman. Had six years of prior training with the 47th Regiment. Was one of the first to enlist, 23 September, 1914, and went over to Europe with the First Contingent. Had combat experience. Wounded at the battle of the Somme and sent back to a hospital in England. Invalided home in April, 1917. [1914 Star?] #8117

Lott, William Carson:
Born in Tamworth. Occupation before enlisting, brass polisher. Prior military training with 47th Regiment before the war. Volunteered for 80th Battalion in September, 1915. Family says that he was transferred to 3rd Depot Battalion. #219435

Loucks, Arthur Ross:
Born Enterprise. Before the war, hired by Canadian National Railways to repair freight cars. Was working near Calgary, Alberta when drafted in January, 1918. Served in 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Division. Sent overseas and saw action on the Arras front in 1918. Took part in two offensives, August 8th and Sept. 2nd, 1918. Wounded in right thigh, September 2nd. #3206502

Loucks, Bruce Abraham:
Born Napanee. Before enlisting, he was working there as a grocery clerk. Signed up with the 204th Battalion in May of 1916. #237873

Loucks, Harry:
Born Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, student. Signed up in 1916 and served in France and Belgium with the 52nd Battalion. Was at [Avion?], Hill 70, Passchendaele, the Somme, Arras, Valenciennes, Cambrai and Mons. Gassed once, at Loos in January 1918 but continued at front. Received several promotions on the battlefield. #835308

Louis, Ross:
See Lewis.

Loyst, W. Wallace:
Born Flinton Ontario. Enlisted in 1916 and fought in France and Belgium with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Was at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. Was promoted to Corporal in the field. Served at the front for over a year. #835141

Lucas, Percy Gordon:
Born in Napanee. One of first to enlist September 23, 1914. Occupation before enlisting, barber. Attestation papers say 2nd Battalion, but family says that he was held back and placed in the 3rd Depot Battalion. #8118

Lundberg, Carl:
Born Scotland, but spent most of his life in Croydon, Ontario. Labourer. Enlisted Aug. 7, 1915. Clerk misunderstood him when he gave his name, and he was at first registered as "Dumberg", them "Lumberg". His records are still filed as "Lumberg" today. Served in France at front. Wounded September 15th, 1916 and sent to England where he was over eight months in hospital. Married in England. Discharged for medical reasons, September 30, 1917. #171155

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