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Carleton, Lionel Granville, Montreal, Quebec, formerly of Delom, Westmeath, Ireland. Occupation: railroading. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 411025, 1st University Co., PPCLI Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “died of wounds on 2nd June after getting down to Poperinghe,” 4:9 Oct ’16.
Additional Biographical Information:
Pte. Carleton was an Irish immigrant to Canada, who served with the Canadian Militia units 44th/52nd Bn. and the Duke of York RC Hussars. He enlisted with 1st University Company, in January 1915, and after training in England joined the PPCLI in the field 16 July 1915. He was evacuated to England because of a knee injury in July 1915, but returned to the PPCLI in November of that year. He was killed in action 3-4 [sic] June 1916 during the Battle of Sanctuary Wood. Stephen K. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders, 162. According to Hodder-Williams, Pte. Carleton was killed 2 June 1916.
Date of Death: 2 June 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Brandhoek, Belgium. Grave reference: II.B.12.