Tuesday, 30 May 2017

William Lambkin: CEF Beechwood

Armourer Quartermaster Sergeant William Thomas Lambkin died on 30 May 1917 at the Lake Edward Sanitarium of tuberculous where he had been a patient for ten months. Born in 1889, he was son of William Leonard Lambkin, a clerk/messenger in the Senate who had served in South Africa, and husband of Mabel Guimond Lambkin. He had a brother Leonard, and sister Irene.

A ten year veteran of the Canadian Ordnance Corps he was given a military funeral with the coffin conveyed to Beechwood cemetery on a heavy gun carriage drawn by six horses.

There is no attestation paper or service file.


Dianne said...

I have a person in my cousin's line who is buried in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, WWI military section. His stone has his name, dates of birth and death, and what battalion he served with. I found no attestation papers, no service file, and his name is not listed in the battalion roster.

JDR said...

Dianne: If you've not done so check the local newspaper just after the death. That's where I found the info for Lambkin.