Attested in Valcartier in September 1914 under a different date of birth. See attestation papers for details.
Source: T.O.S. December 1916 per War Diary.
This soldier was a 18-year old student when he enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec on September 23, 1914. For some reason his enlistment was terminated and he re-enlisted at Toronto, Ontario on MArch 20, 1916. He was now 21-years old and worked as a timekeepter. He indicated he had 4-months experience as a lieutenant with the 149th Overseas Battalion. His service records bear this out as they indicate he resigned his commission on March 24, 1916. The reason is unknown. He was assigned to the Canadian Army Service Corps and arrived in England the fall of 1916. He was assigned to the 18th Battalion, arriving with this unit on July 12, 1916. He was now a lieutenant. He was attached as an observer with the Royal Flying Corp, effective June 29, 1917 and was sent to England for a one-month course on observing. He returned to service with the CEF and returned to Canada to be discharged.
“22530-25 George Elliott LUCAS, 29, salesman, Sarnia Ont., same, s/o David William Benjamin LUCAS, b. Sarnia & Isabel Ann LUCAS, married Jeanette Wright BABY, 29, Port Huron Mich., 29 Spruceside Ave in Hamilton, d/o James BABY, b. St. Clair Mich & Janette BABY, witn: James BABY of 29 Spruceside Ave & John Sydney MILLER? (Milson?) of 366 Christena St in Hamilton”
“3501-23 (Toronto) James Forde LUCAS, 27, commercial traveller, Sarnia Ontario, 365 Central Ave London Ontario, s/o David William Henry LUCAS (b. Sarnia) & Anne Isabelle Forde ANDERSON, married Josephine Maude SMITH, 27, clerk, New Brunswick, Calgary [Alberta], d/o Joseph CRANDALL (sic) (b. New Brunswick) & Grace Dora COLPITTS, witn: Isabel LUCAS & George Elliott LUCAS both of 286 Vidal [St] S Sarnia, 28 June 1923 at St Albans Cathedral”