London Collegiate Institute Honour Roll
(Pte. Mennel is 9th down in the middle column.) London Central Secondary School, London, ON. Photograph by Kyle Lariviere, 2017.
Canadian Army Service Corps no. 400135
CEF no. 02889
Before enlisting for the war at the age of twenty-two, Mennel was a nickel buffer residing at 371 Egerton St. in London, ON. Prior to the war, he served in the No. 16 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps. Pte. Mennel was declared fit for service on 28 May 1915, and joined C Section, No. 2 Field Ambulance Depot. While in Shorncliffe, Great Britain, he was transferred to the 9th Canadian Field Ambulance in March 1916. He was awarded a Good Conduct Badge in May 1917 in the field and survived the war, but died of polyneuritis (or Guillain-Barré Syndrome) on 19 February 1919.
He is commemorated on page 539 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.