Military Service Recognition Book

179 ONTARIO COMMAND LYLE, David David was born in Brantford, Ontario on November 19, 1874. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on July 6, 1915 and served in Canada, Britain and France. He was discharged on November 10, 1917. David was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victoria Medal. David raised five sons and three daughters and was Chairman of the school board. He passed away on August 25, 1947 and was a member of the Brantford Legion Branch. LYWOOD, Norman F. Norman was born on February 6, 1924 in Lindsay, Ontario. He enlisted with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada on March 30, 1943 and served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Shortly after D-Day, Norman landed near Bény-sur-Mer then was wounded in Falaise on August 14, 1944. After recuperating, he returned to the battlefield where he served until the end of the war. He lived with shrapnel in his shoulder for the rest of his life. Norman was discharged on November 5, 1945 and in 1946, returned to England to marry his English sweetheart Gwen. They moved to Lindsay in April 1947 and lived in that area the rest of their lives. He was a member of Sir Sam Hughes Legion Branch 67 for forty-eight years and served as an Executive member from 1964 to 1975, following which he became 2nd Vice, 1st Vice, and on three separate occasions, President. Norman became a Life Member of the branch in 1982 and was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal in 1991. Norman passed away on November 28, 2007. LYONS, Lorne A. Lorne was born on June 21, 1919 in London, Ontario. Prior to enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy on April 10, 1939, he worked as a butcher for Swifts. He wanted to become a Gunner but with his need to wear glasses, was not accepted so he signed on as a cook. He served on HMCS Stadacona and HMCS St. Laurent out of Halifax and the York while in Scotland. He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, the 1939-45 Star as well as the RCNVR Long Service-Good Conduct Medal. After his discharge on September 28, 1945, Lorne and Katie built Big Tub Lodge in Tobermory which they operated for 21 years. After selling the lodge in 1966, Lorne was employed by the Ministry of Transport as an inspector. He retired to Tobermory 1982. Lorne was a member of Tobermory Legion Branch 290 before he passed away on December 12, 1999.