An honourable discharge certificate for Private Lewis Arthur Warner (58th Battalion of the C.E.F.) from service during the First World War. The discharge is dated April 15, 1918.
A cooper by trade, Lewis enlisted at the age of 19 on November 2nd 1915. He was honourably discharged after being wounded on April 15th, 1918, and received this certificate that was signed by King George V. Lewis became a well respected Police Chief of the Town of Niagara in 1929, a position he served for 35 years (see photo). During the Second World War, he took a leave of absence to provide basic training to the Provost Corps in Brantford. Lewis died on March 4th, 1965, just prior to being honoured by the Police Chiefs Association for being the longest standing Chief of Police in Canada.
Warner, Lewis Arthur
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