On this day in 1916, Lyle Egbert Davis signed up in Deseronto. He was born February 18th, 1898, the son of John Leslie Davis and Theresa (née Howard).
Davis joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636185. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair and was five feet five inches tall.
Lyle’s service record shows that he was in the army for only 38 days before being discharged due to being under age. He was 17 when he signed up and the minimum age for serving overseas was 19.
2. The above-named man is discharged in consequence of
being under Military age as per affidavit of Leslie Davis (father)
3. Conduct and character while in the service have been, according to the records, etc.
Lyle died in 1967 and was buried in the Deseronto cemetery.