1066048 Pte. Lynnton Charles John Heming was born on September 11th, 1898, in the farming community of Bognor, Ontario. There his father, Edward, worked as a merchant and his mother Janet raised their two children. Lynnton was the couple's eldest and only son.

Eventually the family moved to Owen Sound where Lynnton attended school at Owen Sound Colligate Institute. The nineteen year old listed himself as a student when he attested to 248th Battalion C.E.F., in Owen Sound, on December 29th, 1916.

Sailing with the unit in early June of that year, the 248th Battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion upon its arrival in England, with the mandate to supply reinforcements to the 58th Battalion and the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles.

Lynnton was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in the field on November 9th, 1917, reporting to them on the twenty-forth while the unit was being billeted in Equin-les-Mines (12 miles / 20km NW of Béthune, France). In February he was hospitalized with Impetigo. Shortly after his discharge he was posted to the Divisional Assistant Provost Marshall and did not rejoin the 4 C.M.R. until after the Armistice.

1066048 Private Lynnton Charles John Heming was struck off strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on March 19th, 1919. Latterly the seventy-two year old Lynnton passed away on December 11th, 1972, and was laid to rest in Owen Sound's Greenwood Cemetery.

Biography credit: George Auer, with thanks.