Lambton at War

Warwick Township

The Second World War

Lyle William Sitlington

**Luke see note in file

John and Alice (Young) Sitlington had three sons go to war Ernie, Harry and Lyle.  Ernie was a mechanic in tank Corp., Harry was in artillery, and Lyle (my dad) was in RCAF.

Lyle William Sitlington was a wireless air gunner in a Lancaster MKX, made in Canada, Squadron 419 Moose squadron posted at Middleton St. George, Lancaster call sign VR-U uncle, KB767 serial number.   When members the crew went to look at the bomber after the crash (one wheel collapsed on landing) they could not get near it.  It was roped off after 16 unexploded 20 mm canon shells were found in it.

After the War Lyle married Dorothy Creasy on October 15, 1947 and they had 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys.  He purchased an egg grading station with Lloyd Barnes and called it “Barnes and Sitlington” operated in the village of Watford.   Farm pick up was also done.   He sold the egg grading station in 1962.  Lyle got a job as a “Custom’s Officer” at the Blue Water Bridge and later as a Custom’s & Immigration Officer –  working at Toronto International Airport and then as a “Special Inquiry Officer” with Canada Immigration in London, Ontario – Lyle retired from Immigration in 1982.

Lyle is the Grandfather to 8 grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda McLean, Watford