Roy Calvin Lewis signature

Roy Calvin Lewis was conscripted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Toronto on this day in 1918. He was born in Deseronto on October 8th, 1895, the son of John Caleb Lewis and Harriet (née Woodcock). By 1901 the family were living in Kennebec, Ontario and by the time Roy was drafted, they were in Kaladar, where he was working as a lineman.

Lewis joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the 1st Central Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3039167. He was five feet eight inches tall, with blue eyes, a fair complexion and brown hair. His service record shows that he was transferred to the Engineer Depot in Brockville on June 6th. He was demobilized there on January 22nd, 1919. In 1921 he was lodging in Toronto, still working as a lineman.

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