|Poppy (Canadian version) worn on the lapel,|
Lewis Shambourg Peverelle was born 26 Apr 1893 or 26 Apr 1894. He was the son of Lewis Henry Peverelle and Julia Ann Doyle.
I have been unable to locate a birth record for him, altho registration of births was required and had been for some time in York County, Ontario, Canada where he was likely born. The parents registered their other births....
The first record I have found for him is the 1901 Census of Canada.
|1901 Census of Canada, Toronto, York County, family of Lewis Peverelle, viewed at Ancestry.com|
As you can see, the census indicated that he was born 26 Apr 1894 in Ontario. At the time of the 1901 census he was the 2nd of 4 children, and the eldest son. In this census, he is called Shamburg.
The 1911 census he is also called Shambourg, and he is listed as born in Apr 1894.
A partial transcription is below:
Attestation Paper No
1. What is your name? Lewis S. Peverelle
2. In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born? Toronto, Ontario.
3. What is the name of your next-of-kin? Mr. Lewis Peverelle
4. What is the address of your next-of-kin? 27 Euclid Ave, Toronto, Ont.
5. What is your date of birth? 26 Apr 1893
6. What is your Trade or Calling? Laborer
7. Are you married? No
8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated? Yes
9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia? No
10. Have you ever served in any Military Force? No
11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement? Yes
12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?) Yes
The page was signed by the Lewis on 6 Nov 1914 and by the Magistrate on 11th Nov 1914.
The second page is a Description of Lewis Peverelle on Enlistment.
His apparent age was 21 years, 7 months.
His height was given as 5 ft, 3 ins.
He had a fair complexion
The 21st Battalion had a goat named Nan for a mascot. A full story on her can be read here.
Lewis' brother Oswald enlisted in the CEF in Feb of 1916
According to the Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty(, 1914-1948 for Lewis S Peverelle he was killed in action on Jun 24, 1916 at the "TRENCHES AT THE BLUFF, YPRES" The # is given as 59796 which is the same as his Attestation Paper.
|Circumstances of Casualty card for Lewis Peverelle, viewed at Ancestry.com|
He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, in Zillebeke, Belgium.
There is a photo here of the original wooden crosses that marked the graves before the Commonwealth War Graves Commission put in the markers.
I really wish I had an actual photograph of Lewis to see what he looked like.
Images credit: Poppy on lapel: Skeezix1000 under Creative Commons license.