Private Lyle Melburn Allison

Birth: April 24, 1924 in Elkhorn, Manitoba
Death: August 12, 1944 in France
Service: WWII
Service Number: H8760

Lyle Melburn Allison enlisted in Winnipeg March 18, 1943, and had his current address at the time of enlistment as General Delivery, Swan River, Manitoba; Lyle changed his next of kin address to Marpole in 1943. His parents were Thomas and Florence Allison and they moved to Richmond in 1942. Their address was listed as both Sub Post Office 32, Marpole, BC and 371 Patterson Rd Lulu Island, Marpole, BC. Lyle had three sisters Thelma, Audrey and Doreen.

On his attestation paper Lyle lists his religion as United Church, he was single, and worked as a farm labourer, having a Grade 3 education. On enlistment he was sent to North Bay, Ontario for training where he was assigned to the Infantry. He attended driver training courses in Woodstock, Ontario and Shilo, Manitoba before embarkation.   However, he failed to qualify as a driver/mechanic. He left for England with the Canadian Army, attached to the Royal Regiment of Canada in April 1944. He was reported as wounded August 1, 1944 and was killed in action in France on August 12, 1944.

History of the Road Name (Allison Court and Allison Street):

  • First noted on a 1984 subdivision plan; more research needed.