Corporal George Lemon

Birth: February 15, 1894 in London, England
Death: August 21, 1917 in France
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 463639

George Lemon enlisted in Vernon on July 31, 1915, aged 21 years, giving his occupation as teamster. His next of kin was his mother Annie Lemon, whose address was Woodward Landing, Lulu Island. John George Lemon, presumably his father, was the wharfinger at Woodwards Landing for many years. George Lemon joined the 62nd Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on enlistment.  He died in 1917 in France as a Corporal with the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

History of the Road Name (Lemon Avenue):

  • Council Resolution to list as potential road name: January 8, 1990
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: More research needed
  • Note: Unclear as to whether Lemon Avenue is named after the Lemon family generally, or either or both of the Lemon brothers killed in WWI