CEF Soldier Detail

Second Lieutenant Wilfred Francis James Lait
Died: August 3, 1917

Regimental Number:
186
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
British Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion, Border Regiment
Company:
Place of Birth:
London
Country:
Next of Kin:
Annie Matilda Lait, mother, of 901 Fifteenth Avenue East, Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Bank Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
December 8, 1914
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Battle of Pilkem
Date of Death:
August 3, 1917
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5317-25
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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Second Lieutenant British Infantry 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment
Private Canadian Corps Cyclists 2nd Divisional Cyclist Company
Employed at the Merchants Bank of Canada. Enlisted at Toronto with 2nd Division Cyclists. Arrived in England aboard the SS Corinthian. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Border Regiment in May 1917. Killed in Action while on attachment to the 8th Battalion, Border Regiment on August 3, 1917. No known grave. His father, Charles Herbert Lait, served with the 11th Garrison Regiment.