Lewis Clegg

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
71st Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
August 8th, 1918
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Paris Baptist Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Paris, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Elora, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Cabinet maker
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Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. While attached to the 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade, he with five others went forward to the village of Beaucourt-en-Santerre to establish a Brigade Signal office, during the advance East of Amiens. Finding the village still occupied by the enemy and encountering heavy machine gun fire, the party turned back for further instructions. On their return a shell fell right in the roadway, killing Private Clegg and wounding three others of the party.

BX August 23, 1918

Private L. Clegg of Paris Killed – Was Eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Clegg of that Town

PARIS, Aug. 23. – Another Paris boy has paid the supreme price in the person of Pte. Lewis Clegg, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Clegg, official word being received yesterday morning from Ottawa that he had been killed in action on August 8. Private Clegg enlisted at Elora with the 71st Battalion, in September, 1915, and went overseas the following April. Later he was transferred to the 54th Battalion and afterwards drafted into the 11th Battalion. He had been in France for 25 months, and had been through some of the most severe engagements of the war, and was wounded at the Somme. Deceased, who was in his 26th year, was born and educated in Paris, and had lived all his life here, with the exception of seven years spent in Elora. He was a member of the Baptist Church and also of Court Brant, I.O.F. He was a young man of genial disposition and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Besides his parents, he leaves three brothers and two sisters; Murray, with the 54th Battalion in France, Fred and Thomas and the Misses Evelyn and Annie at home, to whom the sympathy of the community will be extended in their bereavement.

BX November 7, 1916

Still another Paris boy has been added to the casualty list, Mr. George Clegg receiving word yesterday that his son, Private Lewis Clegg had been wounded in the left arm on Oct. 26. Private Clegg enlisted with the 71st Battalion at Elora and went overseas in August, 1915. Later he was transferred to the 54th Battalion, and went to France with that unit.