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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private Joseph Edmond Lombardi

Edmond Lombardi enlisted into the 5th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment on 5th February 1918.  He received the number 29303.  He was French and did not speak good English, he had emigrated to England in 1915 and had found work as a waiter.  He was initially assigned to work in the officers mess as a cook, but his records show he had served as an infantryman and had qualified as a marksman.

He was demobilised in October/November 1919, and the medal rolls confirm he received the British War and Allied Victory Medals with the 2nd/5th Battalion of the King's Own.

In 1937 he emigrated to South Africa and in the 1960s started producing Appletizer (a fizzy soft drink made from apples) on his apple farm in Elgin in the Western Cape.

 

 

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