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Lewis Lawrence
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Name: Lewis Lawrence Rank: Private Service No: 2329330 / 282623 Service: 219th Battalion / Canadian Forestry Corps Date of Birth: March 7, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 / March 29, 1917 Age at Enlistment: 20 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Trade: Longshoreman / Labourer Next of Kin: Mrs Dorothy Lewis Lawrence (wife) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 22, 1920 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Our Lady Of Calvary Cemetery Commemorated on Page 550 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 23 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Private Lawrence was the son of Isaac and Agnes Hubbard (formerly Lawrence) of Hubbard's Point, Yarmouth Co., NS and husband of Dorothy L. Lawrence of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He initially enlisted with the 219th and served with “C” Company. He was given a medical discharge on September 18, 1916 at Aldershot Camp in Nova Scotia. He re-enlisted with the Canadian Forestry Corps and served in England. Suffering from asthma he was treated in England and assigned light duties. He was returned to Canadian in early 1918 for additional treatment. He became a patient at the NS Sanatorium, Kentville, where he died of pulmonary tuberculosis.
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