Captain Harold Gordon Craig

Captain Harold Gordon Craig served in the Canadian Army Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was born on March 25th 1880 in Bristol, Québec

1881 Canadian census taken in Bristol, Québec
Grand-mother : Louisa Workman born in 1816 (widow)
Grand-mother : Janet Craig born in 1814
16 person were living with him at the same address

1901 Canadian census taken in Casselman, Ontario
He was a student, living with his mother, his grandmother Louisa and his sister Louisa (born in 1882)

BOERS’ WAR
April 22nd 1902 : He enlisted in Ottawa in the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles and was given # 77.  When they arrived in South Africa the war over. At time of enlistment, he was a student and had previous service with the Governor’s General Foot Guard. His father was living in Aylmer, Québec

1902 – 1906 : He studied at the Medicine School of Queen’s University, he graduated in 1906

1907 He was house surgeon in the Ottawa General Hospital

Fall of 1907 : He moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and then moved to Davidson in spring 1908

1909 : He married to Mabel Frances Keeler

WORLD WAR ONE
Trade : surgeon    Hair : Brown           Religion : Presbyterian
Height : 5′ 11″       Weight : 159 lbs.     Eyes : Brown

Mother : Mary born in November 1858 in Ontario
Father : David James born in Québec in 1856 (farmer)

He enlisted on March 27th, 1916 in Saskatchewan, Canada

1916: North West Territories census : Listed as living in Davidson, Saskatchewan

May 13th : The unit entrained in Saskatoon and arrived in Halifax on May 19th. Embarked on HMT Adriatic and arrived in Liverpool, England on May 30th. Unit disembarked the next day

August 13th : Transferred to the Medical board in Epsom

October 21st : Attached to A.D.M.S. in London

February 3rd, 1917 : He was transferred to the 8th Canadian Stationary Hospital

April 7th : Posted to CAMC Depot and hospitalized at the 8 Canadian Stationnary Hospital until May 5th.

October 9th : He transferred to Canadian Special Hospital in Witley

November 16th : He transferred to the 8th Canadian Stationary Hospital

December 5th : He proceeded in France with his unit

April 9th, 1918 : He proceeded on command with the 35th Division for temporary duty. Returned to unit on April 27th

May 23rd : He was appointed member for board for an inquiry in Tantonville on the epidemic of influenza

July 1st : Proceeded to 216th squadron Royal Air Forces, Ochey for temporary duty

August 3rd : He returned for 41st squadron with 124 wounded

August 5th : He proceeded on command with the 149th Chinese Labor Company. He rejoined his unit on August 12th

August 31st : On command with the 216th Squadron. Rejoined unit on September 15th

October 6th : Granted 14 days leave

November 3rd : Proceeded with the 9th C.F.A.. returned to unit on December 6th.

January 9th, 1919 : He was transferred to Canada

January 23rd : He was transferred to Medical Headquarters in Ottawa

April 1st : He was demobilised

April 2nd : Hospitalized in St Chads Hospital in Regina

August 5th,1924 : He married Alice Young Trick (as his second wife) in Bloor Street Presbyterian Church, Toronto

September 14th, 1925 : Medals despatched

December 4th, 1940: He died of influenza in Vancouver, British-Columbia. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burnaby.

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

1906 graduation picture of Captain Harold Gordon Craig

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Comments

  • Mark Schmit  On 2013/01/06 at 01:22

    I am the grandson of Captain Harold Gordon Craig and I am seeking any info that people can share.

  • Medic  On 2013/01/06 at 09:48

    Mark if you give me an email address I can send you a scan of his WW1 service file, I photocopied most of it some years ago. Just let me know

  • Mark Schmit  On 2013/08/20 at 19:39

    Sorry for the late reponse. My mother (Dr. Craig’s Daughter) passed in February and we have been dealing that. It would be great to have the information.
    drcraig@laservalley.com

    Thanking you in advance

  • Medic  On 2013/08/20 at 20:59

    message sent

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