Wednesday, February 15, 2012

7th. Fusiliers 1899

There is a wealth of information in a book by Col. Francis R Ware, “The Story of the Seventh Regiment, Fusiliers of London, Canada 1899 to 1914”, Hunter Printing Company, 1945. Below I have listed some members of the regiment listed in the book for 1899.

Fred St. Clair Fisher

George Alexander Macbeth
Served in South Africa as a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
George Hayman
Became Mayor of London, Ontario for the year of 1931. He died in London, Ontario, October 22, 1943.(1)

Earl Mark Insley
Transfered to the 26th. Middlesex Regiment, and then went oveseas to the 135th. Battalion as a Captain and Quartermaster.

Alexander George Fraser
Went overseas with the 142nd. Battalion (London's Own), and served with the 1st. Battalion until wounded.

Henry Linton Milligan
During World War One he was promoted to Lt. Colonel and was one of the commanders of the 18th. Battalion. He died in London on July 1, 1941.

From his obit. "The London Free Press", July 2, 1941..

Alexander Ralph Skelton

Harry Wooster
His son Harry Wellington Wooster served overseas wit the 116th. Battalion. Harry Jr. went on to become the leader of the Vimy Orchestra in the next war.

Guy (Gaeterio) Lombardo
Father of Guy Lombardo band leader of the Royal Canadians.

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