Roy Henry Lumley

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Mar 4, 1894

Born to Richard Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Bramin) Lumley at Wheatley Ontario


Sep 7, 1915

Attested into the 70th Battalion at Sarnia Ontario 

Ø      Number 123137

Ø      Next of kin given as Richard Lumley (father) of Sarnia Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Baptist

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Dec 2, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Dec 7, 1915

Reported for duty from being AWL


Dec 25, 1915

Reported to be AWL for the day


Mar 3, 1916

Reported to be AWL


Mar 9, 1916

Reported for duty from being AWL 

There is no punishment recorded in the file for any of the above absences, however, at the very least his pay would have been forfeited for the days he was AWL and he most likely would have been subject to additional punishment


Apr 24, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia


May 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jul 10, 1916

The 70th Battalion was absorbed into the 39th Reserve Battalion at the West Sandling Camp


Jul 24, 1916

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital diagnosed with German Measles


Aug 8, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Oct 13, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 14, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France as part of a draft of 101 Reinforcements 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Nov 4, 1916

Left the CBD to join the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Nov 7, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at Hersin


Dec 12, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the front line near Bully Grenay


Apr 13, 1917

Pte Lumley was one of 12 men wounded by German Artillery and removed to No 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Apr 15, 1917

Died of his wounds at No 23 CCS

Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Pas de Calais France 

Post war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Richard Lumley, at 241 Exmouth St, Sarnia Ontario 

A Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Sarah Lumley, at the same address


The War Memorial at Sarnia Ontario

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