Sergeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan

Sergeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1 and the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW2. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal, Victory Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (no clasp) and the War Medal 1939-1945.

Born on February 27th 1891 in Portsmouth, England

Religion : Church of England    Status : Single      Hair: Light Brown

Eyes : Brown               Weight : 111 lbs          Height : 5′ 3″

Name of his mother : E. M. Hill Address : Great Yarmouth, England

March 31st 1901 United Kingdom census

He was living with his parent on Cornery Lane in Enderby, Leicester, England


Enlisted on March 6th, 1915 in Montreal, with the 3rd Canadian General Hospital – Canadian Army Medical Corps.  His enlistment number is 467

May 6th : Unit paraded outside the barrack and embarked on SS Metagama. They anchored in front of Quebec city that night

May 15th : Ship docked at Devonport and they reached Moore’s Barracks the next day

June 14th : Unit started loaded the train and they arrived in Southampton the next day. They embarked on the ship Huanchoco and arrived in Boulogne, France on June 18th

June 18th : Unit arrived in Dannes-Camiers

August 7th : Hospital became operational and they received their first patient at 6:00 p.m.

November 15th : Proceeded on leave. Returned on November 28th

January 11th, 1916 : The hospital moved to Jesuit’s college in Boulogne, France

May 30th : Appointed lance/corporal

October 31st : Reverted to the rank of private when on active service neglect of duty

March 3rd, 1917 : Granted Good conduct badge

November 11th : Transferred to the Canadian Army Dental Corps

January 1st, 1918 : Promoted sergeant

May 5th, 1919 : Proceeded to England. The 3 C.G.H. left France on May 23rd

June 25th : Unit embarked on SS Caronia in Liverpool. Arriving in Halifax on July 2nd, entrained and reached Montreal on July 4th

August 19th : Demobilized in Montreal, Quebec

Pictures of Serjeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan WW1

1920 : Married Annie May Michael in Montreal

Serjeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan wedding paper


February 5th, 1940 : Enlisted in the 4th Coy Canadian Dental Corps (probably in Montreal) – Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. His enlistment number was D 105060

February 12th : Promoted acting corporal

February 19th : Promoted sergeant

June 16th : Taken on strength with the 14th General Hospital in Montreal

May 7th, 1941 : Transfer to CDC Sun Life building, Montreal, Quebec

September 6th : Awarded the ribbon for the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

June 26th, 1945 : Discharged

Picture of a WW2 Canadian Army Dental Corps Armband

From 1946 until 1951 he is listed in Lovell’s Montreal directory as a dental technician living at 2273 Souvenir avenue

March 20th, 1957 : He requested a certificate of service and he was living at 25 Castor street, Ottawa, Ontario

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

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