Military Service Recognition Book

167 ONTARIO COMMAND LALONDE, James A. James was born on December 28, 1947 in Heathfield, Sussex, England and soon thereafter, immigrated to Canada with his family. He joined the Canadian Army’s Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on August 8, 1967 and completed his trades training, going on to serve at CFB Kingston and CFB Petawawa before being deployed as a peacekeeper to the island of Cyprus in 1970. Completing that tour, James was promoted to Corporal and then deployed to Germany in 1972 until his return to Canada in 1974. Corporal Lalonde was honourably discharged on May 29, 1977. He and his wife Elaine now live in Cornwall, Ontario and he’s active with Lancaster Legion Branch 544 where he’s been a member for ten years. LAMMERS, Henk E. Henk was born in the village of Qrucuius Dyk in northwestern Holland on March 11, 1926. After the war, on November 7, 1946, he was drafted in the Dutch Army and trained in Indonesia, serving with the Dutch 4-2 Battalion Infantry for about 30 months on the island of Sumatra. Henk returned home to Holland in February 1950 and then immigrated to Canada on July 1, 1952. He became a Canadian Citizen in 1958 and worked on dairy farms as well as in construction and factories. In 1967, he bought his own farm and raised chickens. He worked with the Air Cadet Corps in Hanover, Ontario and served as C.O. of the Corps for several years. Henk received three bars (1947, 1948 in 1949) of the Peacekeeper Star and the Canadian Forces Decoration. He has been a member of Harriston Legion Branch 296 for forty-four years. He was active in the colour party for many years as well as Sergeant-at-Arms for five years. LAMBIER, Francis Russell Reid Frank “Tack” Tack was born on May 4, 1894 in Clifford, Ontario. He enlisted with the 71st Battalion CEF on September 21, 1915, sailed for Liverpool, then was transferred to the 73rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Highlanders of Canada. He fought at Ypres in August 1916; the Somme in October 1916; and Arras Alley in December 1916 when he was injured. He received the Military Medal for Bravery from Prince Edward, Prince of Wales on April 19, 1917. He went on to fight at Vimy Ridge, Hill #145, where heavy losses caused the 73rd to be disbanded. He was transferred to the 42nd Battalion, Black Watch, Royal Canadian Highlanders of Canada. Tack fought in battles at Passchendaele in November 1917, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Mons, Arras, and the trenches of Monchy le Prux where Tack rescued a wounded soldier and received the Bar to Military Medal. He also received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He was discharged on March 21, 1919. Tack was a member of Palmerston Legion Branch 409 for about twenty years before passing away on September 28, 1958.