Private Lorne E. Cunningham
SAC 1901

#408056 Private Lorne Emerson Cunningham was born in Parry Sound, Ontario on June 4, 1891, and was the husband of Lillian Cunningham of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended St. Andrew's College in 1901 and later became a locomotive fireman.

On June 3, 1915 he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the 37th Battalion at the age of 24. He later transferred to the 13th Battalion (Quebec Regiment - Royal Highlanders of Canada).

Lorne died at Ypres on June 13th, 1916 at the age of 25 years and while his grave is unknown, his name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30). The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

  • Scanned Copy of Attestation Paper - Front - Back (National Archives)
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Lorne Cunningham which has a link to his commemoration on page 73 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.