Roy Egerton Payne signature

Roy Egerton Payne, a draftsman, was conscripted at Camp Barriefield in Kingston on this day in 1918. He was born in Deseronto on May 21st, 1894, the son of John Dorman Payne and Harriet Gertrude (née Reynolds). By 1901 the family had moved to Bancroft, Ontario.

Payne was described as five feet four and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3060188. His service record shows that he went overseas in July 1918 on the HMT Corsican. He served in England and was admitted to hospital in Eastbourne on November 1st with influenza. He was discharged back to duty on November 18th. In June 1919 he sailed back to Canada on the SS Belgic.

He was demobilized on July 3rd, 1919. He died in Bancroft on July 14th, 1925 of tuberculosis.