At Ease Soldier


Lloyd Clemett, one of the last 3 Canadian World War 1 veterans, died in Toronto Wednesday night.  Mr. Clemett was 107.

Clemett enlisted in the army in 1916 just after turning 16. He and his 3 brothers all saw battle and all survived the war.

Mr. Clemett lived in his own home until 2 years ago when he entered the veteran’s ward at Sunnybrook Hospital.  His death leaves only Percy Wilson and John Babcock as living WWI veterans.

The federal government has stated that they intend to hold a state funeral for the last veteran but Clemett as well as the other 2 really didn’t care for the idea.  Lloyd Clemett will be buried after a private funeral service for his family and friends.

Rest in peace Sir, your country mourns your passing.