Lambton at War

Dawn Township

The Second World War

William Robert Liddle

William was a first cousin to Marion Neville.  Marion’s mother and father raised him from the age of seven.  Her mother and his father were sister and brother.

William enlisted at age 20 on September 1942 in the Unit (S) Regimental Unit H.L.I.  He was discharged March 1946.  William enlisted as Pte. and ended his career as Pte.  He served in Great Britain and North West Europe.  William’s honours and decorations were, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, 1939-45 Star, Defence of Britain Medal and France – Germany Star.

After he came home he got a job at Ontario Steel at Chatham lived near Charing Cross and married and had four daughters.  William died on September 7, 2002.

~ Submitted by Marion Neville, Wyoming

Lyle Gordon Liddle

Lyle Gordon is a first cousin of Marion Neville.   Her mother and father raised him from the age of four.   Her mother and his father were sister and brother.

Lyle joined the Air Force at Toronto and trained to become a mechanic.  When he fixed a plane he always had to try it out to be sure it was safe.   He was discharged from Toronto after the war ended.   He then worked as a mechanic until he retired and moved to Chatham.

~ Submitted by Marion Neville, Wyoming

Garnet McDonald

Garnet McDonald enlisted at the age of 17 in Unit (S) Kent Regiment and Essex Scottish in July of 1940.  His rank on enlistment was Pte. He served in Great Britain and France, receiving the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, Defense and Britain Medal, France–Germany Star, 1939-1945 Star and La Medaille de Dieppe.  He was wounded at Dieppe and discharged after the Dieppe Parade.  His rank on discharge was Captain.  He died n 1968.  Marion Neville lived in the same neighbourhood as Garnet and they attended the same public school.

~ Story submitted by Marion Neville, Wyoming