|Photo by Bob Richardson 2014|
Officially joined the 24th Battalion on November 7,1914, the day Ottawa formally authorized the battalion\s formation. They left for England on the S.S. Cameronian. May 1915.On arrival Private Brereton forfeited 1 day pay for being AWL from East Sandling on May 20. 1915. September 1 promoted to Lance Corporal.The 24th Battalion traveled to France September 15. Promoted full corporal December 12, 1915. Suffered GSW wound to right hand and fingers February 23. 1916. Rejoined unit in field April 6, 1916. Appointed Lance Sergeant April 11, 1915. Granted 8 days leaves May 2. 1916. Killed in action May 23, 1916.
Killed in action May 23, 1916. The battalion war diary for that day nor the Circumstances of Casualty form include any details which is fairly strange. Lance Sergeant John Lamb Brereton is buried in Wysschaete Military Cemetery, grave IA.E.7
His page on the Veteran Affairs Canada Virtual Memorial can be found HERE
His attestation paper and service record can be found on Library and Archives Canada HERE