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Harvey Lidstone 1898 - 1917 - WW1

posted May 8, 2014, 12:20 PM by Duncan Lidstone

Bill Lidstone member 34 tree 10 wrote

Harvey Lidstone a Pvt. in the CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) is buried in one of the Canadian Military Cemeteries in France. He came from Laird Township south of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario I don’t recall who his father was.

We have established that Harvey John Lidstone Tree 24A6 was born in 1898 to John and Naomi (Baldwin) Lidstone. 
There were three siblings Clive, Willard and Ruth of whom the LFHS knows very little although Willard and Ruth did marry and have children. 
Their father John had emigrated from Torquay to Laird, Canada, with his parents,4 brothers, and John and Emily Butland, in 1870.

He joined the forces May 16th 1916 had fair complexion and was 5’10” with brown eyes and fair hair.

He was killed in action on 30th October 1917. and is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery Passchindale Belgium. Grave no XX1.H.22. Imperial War Graves Commission No.87.