Lorne Oliver signature

On this day in 1915, Lorne Gould Oliver signed up in Calgary, Alberta, where he was working as a druggist. Lorne was born on June 8th, 1882 in Napanee, the son of Allen Oliver and Rhoda (née Gould). He attended Deseronto High School. Oliver married Minnie Morrison in Winnipeg on June 20th, 1906.

On enlisting, Oliver was five feet nine and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and grey-brown hair. He joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps with the regimental number 435843. His service record shows that he sailed from Halifax on the SS Orduña on October 27th, 1915. He served with various medical units in England and was twice promoted, but reverted to the rank of private at his own request. In  March 1918 he was transferred to the 4th Canadian Field Ambulance in France.