Becoming a Bugler

Heroes Remember

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Mr. Clemett describes his enlistment and accepting a special role with his unit.

Lloyd Clemett

Mr. Clemett was born December 10, 1899, in Toronto, Ontario. Both his parents passed away when he was quite young and he moved to Omemee, Ontario, to be with close relatives. He was the youngest of four brothers that served in the First World War and was a bugle boy when he enlisted in January 1916, at the age of 16. He joined the 93rd Battalion in Peterborough as a private but was soon transferred to the 109 Battalion in nearby Lindsay. By July 1916, he found himself in England and a year later was stationed in Aubin St. Vast, France, working with the Canadian Forestry Corps. He stayed with the Forestry Corps until 1918, when he volunteered for duty on the front lines, however, the armistice was signed before he ever saw action on the front. Upon his return to Canada Mr. Clemett took advantage of courses offered by the army to help him obtain employment as a railway agent. He lost that job during the Depression and went to work for the old village of Leaside (now part of Toronto) and remained there until his retirement. At the time of this interview Mr. Clemett was 106 years old and one of only three remaining First World War Veterans in Canada.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
1:42
Person Interviewed:
Lloyd Clemett
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
75th Battalion / Forestry Corps
Rank:
Private
Occupation:
Bugler

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