Murney Lemmon

Dec 13, 1876

Born in Madoc Township, Ontario to Donald and Adeline (nee Conley) Lemmon


Dec 24, 1901

Married to Hannah Charlotte Potter in Eldorado, Hastings County, Ontario


Feb 18, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion CEF in Madoc, Ontario

Ø  Number 636650

Ø  Next of kin given as Hannah Lemmon, wife, Madoc, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Blacksmith

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 147 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 8, 1916

After leaving the base depot Private Lemmon joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay


May 10, 1917

Overnight May 9/10 an enemy barrage took place northwest of Fresnoy, France.  The battalion suffered 50 Other Ranks killed or wounded.  Private Lemmon was reported missing in action as he could not be located


Jun 20, 1917

After being previously reported missing in action, Private Lemmon was officially recorded as killed in action May 10, 1917.  Because his body was never recovered from the battlefield, his name is honoured on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France for those men killed during WW1 and have no known grave


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Hannah Lemmon, Madoc, Ontario


Murney Lemmon shown with his family before departing for England

Murney Lemmon is honoured on 3 Ontario War Memorials

 Kingston, Ontario


Campbellford, Ontario



Madoc, Ontario



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