Captain Lancelot Rodney Warn

Captain Lancelot Rodney Warn served as a Captain in the 30th and 16th battalion with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War One. He is entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. He first enlisted as a Private and was given the service number 77373. Also his British War Medal is named A. CAPT. L. R. WARN., meaning that he was not a “full” Captain but rather an Acting Captain.

Born on June 18th, 1881 in Southampton, England

Trade : broker      Religion :  Church of England     Status : single

Height : 5′ 9″   Eyes : blue      Hair : dark brown

1891 census (United Kingdom) listed in the census

1901 census (Canadian census) : He was a waiter in Winnipeg, Canada

He enlisted on November 9th, 1914 in the 30th battalion in Victoria, British Columbia

February 23rd, 1915  :Sailed from Halifax on SS Megantic

April 26th : Arrived in France. Taken on strength with the 16th battalion

November 11th : To be acting corporal

December 10th : Granted 7 days leave

January 17th, 1916 : Proceeded to England for a commission with the 16th battalion

February 2nd  : To be Lieutenant

February 14th : Transferred to the 17th Reserve battalion

February 24th : Transferred to the 30th Reserve battalion

April 21st : Attached to Pioneer training Depot. April 25th : Relieved to attend officer course

March 14th : Appointed Temporary Captain

March 13th, 1918 : He was Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of war for valuable service rendered in connection with the war. Published in the London Times on March 16th

May 1st : To be an instructor

January 9, 1919 : To be attached to headquarter in London

February 4th, : Died at Burdon military hospital in Heymouth from enteric fever. Buried at Southampton Old  cemetery section 49 G. 4. (Hampshire)

Book of Rememberance with Captain Warn name (left column 5th name from the top)

Medals sent to his brother Stanley H Warn 365 Water street Vancouver British Columbia

Plaque sent on August 1922 to his eldest brother Fareham House, Victoria Road Northwich, Cheshire, England. No one entitled to the Memorial Cross

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

Captain Lancelor Rodney Warn British War Medal

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