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Lieutenant John George Bannerman Diefenbaker



Date of birth: 1895-09-18
Place of birth: Neustadt Ontario Canada
Next of kin: William Thomas Diefenbaker, father. 411 9th Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Student
Occupation (normalized): Other Professional, Technical and Related Workers Not Elsewhere Classified
Address: 411 9th Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Religion: Baptist
Date of death: 1979-08-16


Regimental number: NA
Highest Rank: Lieutenant
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant (Army). 1917-01-31 to 1917-10-25
  2. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-10-06 to 1917-01-31
  3. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-08-26 to 1916-10-06
Degree of service: Great Britain
Survived war: yes


LAC ID: 288501
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B2514-S075
Uploader's Notes:

Son of William Thomas Diefenbaker and Mary Florence Diefenbaker; husband of Edna May Diefenbaker (nee Brower) married June 29, 1929; husband of Olive Evangeline Diefenbaker (nee Freeman, formerly Palmer) married December 8, 1953

13th Prime Minister of Canada from 21 June 1957 to 2 April 1963. Served with 105th Saskatoon Fusiliers from 27 July 1916.

Discharged October 25, 1917 Medically Unfit

Uploader's Research notes: [Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry Officers' Draft Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry Canadian Military School Shorncliffe Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 19th Reserve Battalion Discharged Medically Unfit ]


Date added: 2005-02-10
Last modified: 2021-02-04