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Murray Porter Lewis
Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Hair Colour: Eye Colour: Martial Status: Trade: Religion: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Cemetery:
Murray Porter Lewis 415842 Private 40th Battalion; #2 Company, Transport Section 6th Battalion; 228th Battalion April 19, 1896 Lake George, Yarmouth Co., NS August 12, 1915 Aldershot NS Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., NS 19 5 feet, 6¾ inches Dark Brown Brown Single Meat Cutter/Chauffeur Baptist Minnie Lewis (Mother) Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., NS December 20, 1953 Port Maitland Cemetery, NS Murray Porter Lewis was determined to serve his country. He initially enlisted on August 12, 1915 and was considered to be fit for service at his medical on August 11 in Aldershot; however, during a second medical at Valcartier it was determined he had a heart murmur and was given a medical discharge on October 15, 1915. He re-enlisted on December 23, 1916 at Halifax, NS (#513574) and was again given a medical discharge on January 15, 1917 at Toronto. Murray then enlisted on January 18, 1917 at Toronto (#1007120) with the 228th Battalion and on July 8, 1917 passed his medical. He proceeded overseas on the SS Missanabie arriving in England on February 27, 1917 and arrived in France on April 2, 1917he served in France with the Canadian Railway Troops. While serving in France he suffered from a hernia after April of 1917; however, he carried on until the end of war serving in France until February 1919. On May 10, 1919 he refused treatment for the hernia in England as he wished to return to Canada, indicating he was willing to be treated in Canada. He returned to Canada, sailing on July 28, 1919 and was discharged on August 5, 1919. Library and Archives Canada