William Gordon Lytle


Mar 18, 1895

Born at Fitzroy Township, Ontario to William Alfred Lytle and Emma Murphy


Nov 17, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59613 (temporary number 92)

Ø      Next of kin given as Emma Lytle (mother) of Arnprior Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and the Battalion proceeded to St Omer


Oct 23, 1915

Killed in action overnight of October 22/23


Ridgewood Cemetery
Voormezeele Belgium



The family plot in the Albert St Cemetery
Arnprior Ontario


Below is from the 21st Battalion War Diary


Below is a newspaper article, paper name and date unknown

It is worthy to note that
Lt Wilgress was killed in action on November 27, 1915, just a month after Pte Lytle

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