Lynn Keith Amos

Lynn Keith Amos

During peacetime, Capt. Lynn Keith Amos had an intense enthusiasm for the activities of the 2/10 Dragoons of Brantford. As a junior officer he spent much of his leisure at the Dalhousie Street Armories and, when the call for service in the Canadian Army sounded in those early September days in 1939, Capt. Amos was among the first to respond. His interest in military activities, however, dated back to when he was a member and finally an officer in the Cadet Corps. He sailed for England with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in December, 1940, and, after two years of intensive training, returned to Canada to become an instructor at No. 24 C.I.B.T.C. at Brampton. Late in that year he sailed again for England to continue the training that was finally to end in his death on September 4, 1943, while on manoeuvres at Winchester. Capt. Amos, who was 28 years of age, had a wide circle of friends here because he had spent all his life in the city until war came. He had been educated here, attended Colborne Street United Church and worked at the Universal Cooler Company of Canada, Ltd. His wife was the former Miss Frances Kett, and he is the son of Dr. J. E. Amos and the late Mrs. Amos. Capt. Amos was buried in the Canadian plot in Brookwood Cemetery, England.

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