Category Archives: surname P

Private Joseph Pierre Télésphore Parent

Private Joseph Pierre Télésphore Parent served in 2nd Quebec Regiment (Quebec) with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal only. His enlistment number was 4035421.

Born on June 13th, 1897 in Riviere a Pierre, Quebec                Trade : labourer

Religion : Roman Catholic               Status : single                        Height : 5′ 5″

Eyes : blue                                        Hair : pale                              Weight : 140 lbs.

Name of his mother : Malvina Parent       Address : Shawinigan Falls, Quebec

Enlisted on November 11th, 1917 in Montreal, Quebec in the 10th Canadian Reserve battalion

Embarked on SS Oxfordshire on June 26th, 1918 in Halifax. Arrived in Liverpool, England on July 15th.

He served only in United Kingdom and never went to France.

Embarked on the H.M.T. Caronia on June 25th, 1919.

Demobilized on July 4th, 1919.

In January 1960 he made a request to Canadian Veteran’s Affairs for a pension.

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Lance-Corporal Hugh John Pate

Lance-Corporal Hugh John Pate served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number was  523310.

He was born on December 15 th, 1874 in Cambridge, England

1881 Census taken in Cambridge, Cambridge, England

John Hugh Pate : Born in 1874 in Cambridge, England   Occupation : scholar

John Leaden Pate (father) : Born in 1838 in Downham, Norfolk, England

Occupation : Carpenter Master Employing 11 Men 3 Boys

Mary Anne Weeson (mother) : Born in 1844 in Cambridge, Cambridge, England

1901 British census

John Hugh : Born in Canterbury Cambridge Chesterton Trade : Carpenter and joiner

Living at 13 Bluecoat street in West Nottingham

Father Born in Downham Isle of Ely Cambridgeshire Chesterton    Trade : Builder

 

He enlisted on July 12th 1916 in Scarcee Camp, Calgary  in the 1st Field Ambulance Depot. He lied about his age on enlistment, he said he was born in 1880. He also mentionned that he served for 9 years prior to his enlistment in the 2nd Regiment Queen Own Rifles

Trade : salesman

Religion : Church of England   Status : single    Height : 5′ 8″

Eyes : grey      Hair : auburn      Weight : 150 lbs.

December 21st : Embarked in Halifax on the SS Olympic. Arrived in England on December 26th

July 1st, 1917 : Promoted Corporal

July 18th: Received the Good Conduct badge

October 15th: Transferred to the Canadian Special Hospital in Buxton.

February 4th, 1918 : He was reverted to the rank of private

September 10th: Transferred overseas. Attached to the 1st Canadian General Hospital.

July 2 nd 1919: Struck of strength of the 16th Canadian General Hospital

August 13th : Sailed from England on sailing list 34. Arrived in Canada on August 21st. Discharged on that day.

Died January 30th, 1966 resulting a car accident at the Veteran’s hospital in British Columbia. Buried in Oak Burial Park – Grove Victoria, Falaise Drive Vancouver Island, British Columbia O plot 249 grave 10 / west. No marker is existing for his grave (email from Judy Wasylenko). His death certificate state he was cremated on February 3rd, he was a retired clergyman and single.

February 2 nd 1966 –  Times Colonist PATE – died 30 Jan 1966 – Rev. Fr. Hugh John Pate, 91y, former pastor of St.George’s Liberal Catholic Church 2512 Douglas St. The late Rev. Fr. Pate served overseas in France in WW 1 with the RCAMC. Haywards Funeral Chapel – Cremation

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Private Hugh John Pate WW1 medals

Doctor Grace Winifred Pailthorpe

Doctor Grace Winifred Pailthorpe served with the French Red Cross during WW1. She is entitled to the British War and Victory Medals. What makes her story more interesting she was also an artist, a surrealist painter.

She was born in Sussex on July 29th, 1883

She trained for medicine, graduating as a M.B. and B.S. in 1914

1914-18 She served as Doctor with the French Red Cross and Scottish Women’s Hospitals, entering France in February 1915.

Her medals were sold at Dix Noonman in December 2012

1918-22 She worked as District Medical Officer in Western Australia

December 1921: She arrived in Vancouver, Canada on the Makura from Honolulu, Hawai

1922: She returned to England and took up the study of Psychological Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Durham in 1925.

1930: Her exhibits in the main Surrealist exhibitions and in 1938 publishes The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism which was probably instrumental in her expulsion from the group in 1940

1932 She published two books What we put in prison and in preventive and rescue homes and Studies in the Psychology of Delinquency. This brought her brought her worldwide acclaim. Her study of delinquency and sets up the first institute in the world devoted to the scientific treatment of delinquency, later known as the Portman Clinic

1935: She met Reuben Mednikoff and together they embark on psychological art research. She began her research into automatic drawing and painting. In her article The scientific aspect of surrealism she argued that the final goals of surrealism and psychoanalysis were the same: the liberation of the individual. Through surrealist techniques unconscious fantasies could be set free and subsequently reintegrated with the conscious. They have been qualified as one of the strangest and eeriest couples in British art

In 1936 she took part in the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, where her work from a series titled The Ancestors was greatly admired by André Breton.

One of her painting done in 1937

During the Second World War, she and her husband lived in Vancouver, Canada, where she worked as a psychoanalyst.

July 29th, 1940: She arrived in Liverpool, England on the Britanic from New-York, United States

1941: In her paper Deflection of energy, as a result of birth trauma was published, in which she pleaded for greater attention to be paid to the trauma of birth in the analysis.

In 1947 she returned to England and practiced at the beginning of the 1950s as a psychoanalyst in London. In later years her painting turned to Eastern mysticism – to the detriment of surrealism, because she bequeathed her large collection of surrealist art to a yoga society, which burned it.

She initiated the establishment of the world’s first clinic for the psychological treatment of prison inmates. Soon after the Institute for the Scientific Treatment of Delinquency was formed – now known as the Portman Clinic.
from 1940 to 1971 She continued her painting and research in combination with Reuben Mednikoff until their deaths within six months of each other in 1971

She died in July 1971 at the age of 87 years.

Flight-Lieutenant Grant Leandre Parent C.D.

Flight-Lieutenant Grant Leandre Parent served as a Navigating Officer with the 424 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. He flew 21 missions over Germany. He is entitled to the 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service medal with clasp and the Canadian Decoration. Also he received the Irvin Caterpillar Pin, this pin was given to every airmen to anyone who saved his life by parachuting from a disabled or flaming aircraft.

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He was born April 24, 1919 in Richmond, Quebec and graduated from McGill University in 1940 with a B.A. in Agricultural.

He commenced his training on June 6th 1943 in Toronto at the No 6 Initial Training School. He served until February 16th, 1946 but since he received the Canadian Decoration he must also has served after that period.

He died January 24, 2012.

I once had access to his flight book and made a transcription of it.

This is the transcription of his flight log book that include his training flights and bombing missions over Germany during WW2.

1944

Trained on Anson (Picture below)

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April 10th                   Pilot : Sgt Rychlik                 Flight time (day) : 3:40 hour

April 11th                    Pilot : Sgt Stack                     Flight time (day) : 3:05 hrs

April 15th                   Pilot : F/O Bowskill              Flight time (day) : 2:40 hrs

April 20th                   Pilot : Keppie                         Flight time (day) : 3:35 hrs

April 24th                    Pilot : F/S Cundall                 Flight time (day) : 3:30 hrs

April 25th                    Pilot : F/S Dix                          Flight time (day) : 25 min

April 25th                    Pilot : F/S Dix                         Flight time (n) : 2:35 hrs

April 26th                    Pilot : P/O Skipton                Flight time (d) : 30 min

April 26th                    Pilot : P/O Skipton                Flight time (n) : 2:05 hrs

April 27th                    Pilot : F/S Gilmore                Flight time (d) : 2:50 hrs

April 28th                    Pilot : F/O Stapley                 Flight time (d) : 3:30 hrs

May 2nd                      Pilot : F/S Hamilton             Flight time (d) : 3:25 hrs

May 4th                       Pilot : F/O Boyd                    Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

Total for the month : 35 hrs 5 min

From July 12th,1943 to November 26th, 1943 he followed his navigator course.

Trained on Wellington (Picture below)

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July 16th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 1:35 hour

July 18th                     Pilot : F/O White                   Flight time (d) : 4:35 hrs

July 19th                      Pilot : P/O McManus             Flight time (d) : 35 min

July 20th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 4:55 hrs

July 21st                      Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 45 min

July 22nd                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 35 min

July 23rd                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 6:00 hrs

July 25th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 2:20 hrs

July 28th                     Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 3:00 hrs

July 31st                      Pilot : W/O Butler                Flight time (d) : 1:25 hour

Total for the month : 26 hrs 15 min

August 4th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (d) : 1:45 hour

August 6th                   Pilot : F/O Gray                     Flight time (n) : 1:10 hour

August 7th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (n) : 1:55 hour

August 9th                   Pilot : W/O Butler                 Flight time (n) : 3:00 hrs

August 11th                 Pilot : F/O Clifton                 Flight time (n) : 4:00 hrs

He and his crew had to bailed out of the airplane after engines problems, two members did not have time to exit and died in the plane crash. This is probably the incident for which he received his Irvin Caterpillar Pin.

Total for the month : 11 hrs 50 min

August 23rd                Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 4:20 hrs

August 25th                 Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 4:40 hrs

August 28th                 Pilot : F/S Saunders               Flight time (d) : 2:30 hrs

Total for the month : 11 hrs 30 min

The squadron transferred on Lancaster Halifax (picture below)

Halifax-mk3

October 30th,              Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time ( day) : 2:25 hrs

Commending officer of the Squadron 424 C.C.W. Marshall D.F.C

November 1st              Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 1:45 hrs

November 3rd            Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d)  : 35 min

November 3rd            Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

November 6th             Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 25 min

November 7th             Pilot : F/O Graham                Flight time (d) : 3:15 hrs

November 8th             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 2:55 hrs

November 9th             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 4:00 hrs

November 12th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 5:20 hrs

November 19th           Pilot : F/O Sherwood             Flight time (d) : 2:30 hrs

November 20th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (n) : 2:30 hrs

November 21st             Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (n) : 3:20 hrs

November 23rd           Pilot : F/LT Rogers                Flight time (n) : 6:15 hrs

November 24th           Pilot : P/O Saunders              Flight time (d) : 4:55 hrs

November 25th           Pilot : P/O Walton                 Flight time (n) : 4:15 hrs

Total for the month : 48 hrs 05 min

November 26th, he arrived at 424th squadron in Skipton on Swale, his crew is compose of those persons;

P/O Saunders(pilot)            F/O Parent (navigator)          Sgt Andrews

Sgt Laforce                            Sgt Witham                               Sgt Olafson (rear gunner)

Sgt Ellis

November 29th                     Pilot : P/O Saunders          Flight time: 4:40 hrs

December 2nd                       Pilot : P/O Saunders           Flight time: 1:00 hour

December 4th                       Pilot : P/O Saunders            Flight time: 4:15 hrs

December 5th                        mission # 1                             Objective Soest

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:45 hrs  Flight distance : 2081 km

Comments : Moderate flak, one bomb stayed in bomb bay and short petrol

16:24              waiting on the runway

18:14              take off

18:40              near off Barnsley

19:18              Reading, new course 136 o

19:35              Eastbourne

19:50              20.5 km north – west d’Abbeville

20:18              57 km east de Saint – Quentin, new course 20 o

20:50              42 km north – west of Aachen

21:09              44.5 km north of Gladbeck

21:23              bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

21:24              new course 222 o

21:42              20 km south of Bonn, new course 272 o

21:55              new course 246 o

22:09              new course 290 o

23:18              12 km north – east of Dunkerque, new course 318 o

00:07              Orfordness, new course 305 o

00:27              landing at Horham

December 6th                                    Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:05 hrs              Horham to base

December 12th                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 2:55 hrs

December 13th                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:55 hrs

December 18th                      mission # 2                             Objective Berg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:00 hrs  Flight distance : 2055 km

Comment : Moderate flak

03:25              take off

03:34              near off Barnsley

04:28              Reading

04:45              near Brighton (English coast) new course 168 o

05:18              29 km south of Dieppe, new course103 o

05:52              41 km south of Charleroi, new course 46 o

06:22             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

06:23              new course 301 o

06:28              new course 231 o

07:08              32 km south-west of Charleroi, new course 269 o

07:30              near Beach Head, new course 355 o

07:51              near Reading, new course 355 o

08:25              near off Barnsley

08:49              landing at Hethel

December 23rd                      Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:05 hrs              Return to base

Total for the month : 28 hrs 40 min

The squadron transferred on Lancaster (picture below)

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January 4th,1945                    Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 4:15 hrs

January 5th                            mission # 3                             Objective Hannover

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:50 hrs  Flight distance : 1742 km

Comment : Slight flak

17:01              take off

17:14              Scarborough, new course 88 o

17:55              North Sea

18:19              North sea, new course 125 o

18:37              23 km north – west de Gronigen

18:48              32 km south – east de Gronigen, new course 96 o

19:11              32 km south-east de Bremen, new course 143 o

19:21            bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet, new course 222 o

19:31              course 306 o

19:42              32 km south – east d’Osnabrück

19:59              course 280 o

20:33              6 km north of La Haye, course 295

21:05              Southwold

21:49              near Doncaster

22:06              landing

January 6th                            mission # 4                             Objective Hanau

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1975 km

Comment : Slight flak

15:48              take off

16:02              near off Doncaster

16:41              Reading

17:23              25 km north – west of Dieppe, new course 89 o

17:58              50 km north – east de Saint – Quentin

18:25              44.5 km south of Liege, new course 66 o

18:58              new course 148 o

19:07              Frankfort

19:10             Bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 500 feet

19:15              37 km south of Frankfort, new course 292 o

19:31              44.5 km south of Koblenz, new course 241 o

19:42              25 km south of Kier, new course 296

19:57              37 km west of Luxembourg, new course 319 o

20:21              30 km west de Charleroi

20:42              40 km north – west de Lille

21:08              Cork (English coast)

21:58              near off Doncaster

22:14              landing

January 22nd                          Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:00 hrs

January 26th                           Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:05 hrs

January 28th                          mission # 5                             Objective Stuggart

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:15 hrs  Flight distance : 2412 km

Comment : Slight flak

The Intelligence Officer who was responsible to debrief him made this comment «if you don’t like this, complain to me»

19:19              take off

20:17              near Doncaster

20:55              Reading, new course 136 o

21:12              near Beachy Head

21:23              16 km north-east of Dieppe

21:58              25 km north-east of Paris, new course 80 o

23:06              19 km east of Saarbrucken, new course 81 o

23:30              44 km south-east Mannheim, new course 178 o

23:38             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 500 feet

23:40              10 km south of Stuggart, new course 273 o

23:41              new course 326 o

23:51              38 km north of Strasbourg

00:24              new course 292 o

01:02              25 km north-east of Paris, new course 334 o

01:56              16 km north-east of Dieppe

02:16              Beach Head

04:09              Landing

January 29th                           Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 50 min

Total for the month : 31 hrs 45 min

February 11th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 35 min

February 13th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:35 hrs

February 14th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:30 hrs

February 15th                        Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:25 hrs

February 18th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 15 min

February 20th                         mission # 6                             Objective Dorthund

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:40 hrs  Flight distance : 1787 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

21:35              take off

22:19              near off Barnsley

22:59              Reading

23:17              Eastbourne

23:35              19 km north – west of Abbeville

23:41              19 km south – east of Abbeville, new course 91 o

00:28              52 km south – east of Charleroi, new course 17 o

00:50              35 km north of Liège, new course 88 o

01:05              Remscheid, new course 32 o

01:14             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet

01:17              19.5 km north-west de Dortmund, new course 312

01:22              30 km south-west of Munster, new course 276 o

01:32              33 km north-west of Gladbeck, new course 238 o

02:05              19 km south of Bruxelles, new course 277 o

02:41              24 km south of Boulogne, new course 307

02:57              English coast

03:18              Reading

03:55              near Barnsley

04:08              landing

February 21st             mission # 7                             Objective Duisberg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1183 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak and oxygen system failure

19:58              take off

20:14              near off Doncaster

20:59              near Reading

21:20              Eastbourne

21:39              20 km north – west of Abbeville

21:46              15 km south – east of Abbeville, new course 34 o

22:26              25 km east of Charleroi

22:44              31.75 km west of Aachen

23:04             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

23:05              new course 285 o

23:15              new course 220 o

23:25              31.75 km north – west of Liège, new course 256 o

23:40              25 km north – east of Charleroi, new course 281 o

23:59              Lille

00:15              Boulogne

00:33              15 km north – east of Eastbourne

00:53              Reading

01:31              Doncaster

01:44              landing

February 24th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:35 hrs              Sea search

February 26th                         Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 3:00 hrs

Total for the month : 31 hrs 05 min

 March 1st                              mission # 8                             Objective Mannheim

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 7:20 hrs  Flight distance : 1351 km

Comment : Slight heavy flak

12:17              take off

12:32              Doncaster

13:13              Reading

13:25              Portsmouth

13:30              over the English channel, new course 84 o

14:01              19.5 km north of Abbeville

14:07              12 km north – east of Abbeville

14:52              4 km south – east of Luxembourg

15:14             bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 500 feet

15:15              new course 96 o

15:20              25 km south – east of Manheim, new course 267

15:56              23 km north – east of Nancy, new course 313

17:12              6.35 km south – west of Ostende (Dutch coast)

17:39              Southwold (English coast), new course 313

18:24              Doncaster

18:40              landing

March 2nd                              mission # 9                             Objective Cologne

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:55 hrs  Flight distance : 1754 km

Comment : Slight heavy flak and the objective was probably never reached

07:41              take off

08:31              Reading, new course 138 o

09:07              Beachy Head, new course 86 o

09:13              16 km south of Boulogne

09:38              19 km south of Charleroi, new course 40 o

10:00              left Belgium, new course 102 o

10:12              bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

10:13              new course 213 o

10:20              12 km south of Bonn new course 285 o

11:30              25 km north of Charleroi, new course 329 o

12:00              over Ostende, left the coast of France, new course 308 o

12:44              Southwold, new course 351 o

12:54              landing

March 5th                               mission # 10               Objective Chemnitz

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 9:00 hrs  Flight distance : 1796 km

Comment : No flak

17:18              take off

17:32              near Doncaster

18:08              near Reading, new course 128 o

18:28              near Eastbourne

18:47              21 km north – west of Abbeville

18:54              15 km south-east of Abbeville, new course 84 o

19:38              new course 61 o

20:16              19 km north-west of Koblenz

20:56              new course 145 o

21:34              30 km north – west of Halle, new course 86 o

21:48              25 km north – east of Leipzig

21:57              25 km south – east of Leipzig

21:59             bombs dropped on target, altitude 15 500 feet

22:01              17 km au south -east of Chemnitz, new course 257 o

22:13              new course 305 o

22:36              new course 238 o

22:57              30 km south – east of Darmstadt

00:53              15 km south – east of Amiens, new course 294 o

01:00              21 km north – west of Abbeville

01:22              near of Eastbourne

01:45              near off Reading

02:31              near off Doncaster

02:48              landing

March 6th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 55 min    Return to base

March 7th                               mission # 11               Objective Dessau

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 8:45 hrs  Flight distance : 3025 km

Comment : Slight to heavy flak, large belt of search light before T and four air crafts down

17:07              take off

17:23              near off Barnsley

18:07              Reading, new course 140 o

18:26              Beachy Head, new course 139 o

18:47              16 km north-east of Dieppe, new course 88 o

19:37              new course 42 o

20:23              19 km north of Cologne, new course 63 o

21:11              new course 34 o

21:42              32 km south of Salzwedel near Elbe Channel, new course 72 o

21:57              19 km west de Brandenburg, new course 184 o

22:07             bombs dropped on target, altitude 16 000 feet

22:10              12 km north of Halle, new course 210 o

22:28              new course 180 o

22:44              new course 250 o

23:08              44 km west of Stuggart, new course 301 o

00:50              50 km west of Chalons sur Marne, new course 322 o

01:57              Pointe Haut banc

Reading

Landing

March 8th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:20 hrs  Return to base

March 11th                             mission # 12               Objective Essen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:45 hrs  Flight distance : 2100 km

Comment : Slight flak

12:06              take off

12:22              near Barnsley

13:07              Reading

13:30              Eastbourne, new course 139 o

13:51              19 km north-west of Abbeville, new course 98 o

14:12              25 km north-west of Saint – Quantin

14:34              27 km south-east of Charleroi, new course 51 o

15:04              Gladback

15:15              bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

15:16              new course 321 o

15:20              12 km west of Gladbeck, new course 260 o

15:49              10 km south of Bruxelles, new course 297 o

16:07              19 km south of Ostende, left the coast of France, new course 341 o

16:34              Southwold, new course 313 o

17:11              near Barnsley

17:23              landing

March 12th                             mission # 13               Objective Dortmund

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:45 hrs

Comment : Slight flak

March 14th                             mission # 14               Objective Zweibrucken

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:35 hrs  Flight distance : 1265 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

17:13              take off

17:28              near off Doncaster

18:13              Reading

18:35              near d’Eastbourne

18:55              19.5 km north – east of Abbeville

19:03              Amiens

19:45              + de 50 km north – east of Chalons sur Marne

19:55              new course 95 o

20:07              25 km west of Saarbrucken

20:16              bombs dropped on target, altitude 12 800 feet, new course 158 o

20:19              19.5 km south – east of Saarbrucken, new course 237 o

20:34              25 km south – east of Nancy, new course 306 o

21:50              Amiens

21:57              19.5 km north – west of Abbeville

22:15              near of Eastbourne

22:36              Reading

23:14              Doncaster

23:27              landing

March 15th                             mission # 15               Objective Hagen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 6:40 hrs  Flight distance : 2356 km

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak, two aircrafts down and many fighters

17:18              take off

17:35              Doncaster

18:23              Reading

18:45              Eastbourne

19:05              21 km north – east of Abbeville, new course 98 o

19:36              25 km south – west of Charleroi, new course 53 o

19:59              course 120 o

20:12              25 km west of Bonn, course 179 o

20:23              37 km east of Cologne, course 348 o

20:32             bombs dropped on target, altitude 19 000 feet

20:33              6 km north of Hagen, course 307 o

20:42              8.5 km east of Krefeld, course 253 o

20:59              course 240 o

21:19              25 km south – east of Charleroi, course 274 o

21:50              21 km north – east of Abbeville, new course 316 o

22:07              Eastbourne

22:25              Reading

23:03              Doncaster

23:16              landing

March 16th                             Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:15 hrs              Practice bombing

New commanding officer R.W. Norris

March 29th                             Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:55 hrs

March 31st                             mission # 16               Objective Hamburg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:30 hrs  Flight distance : 1419 km

Comment : Heavy flak over Hamburg, four aircrafts down over Hamburg – two collided and many fighters

6:47              take off

6:58              Scarborough

7:33              between England and Holland

7:51              Island of Texel (Holland), new course 107 o

8:10              20 km south – east of Leeuwarden

8:37              32 km south of Bremen, new course 32 o

8:56             Bombs dropped on target, altitude 18 000 feet

9:00              24 km north –west of Hamburg, new course 319 o

9:13              near Kaiser Wilhem Channel, new course 271 o

9:23              Coast Norwegia, new course 274 o

9:39              21 km south of the island of Heligoland (North sea), new course 278 o

10:28              North sea

11:38              Scarborough

11:52              landing

Total for the month : 67 hrs 20 min

April 4th                                  mission # 17               Objective Leuna (Merseberg)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 9:00 hrs

Comment : Synthetic oil plant and Moderate to heavy flak

April 8th                                  mission # 18               Objective Hamburg

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:55 hrs

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak

April  9th                                Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 45 min    Return to base

April 10th                                mission # 19                                       Objective Leipzig

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 8:00 hrs  Flight distance : 1309 km

Comment : Moderate predicted flak, unable to drop bomb and hit by flak F/O Saunders hit in left eye

13:59              take off

14:17              near off Doncaster

15:13              Orfordness

15:45              12,5 km north of Bruges

16:00              19 km east of Ghent, new course 81 o

16:16              36 km east of Antwerp

16:32              44,5 km west of Duisberg

17:02              30 km south of Osnabruick, new course 96 o

17:04              11 km north of Halberstad

17:52              15 km east of Halle

18:02             bombs dropped on target, altitude 16 500 feet

18:06              19 km south east of Leipzig, new course 181 o

18:10              23 km north – west of Chemnitz, new course 256 o

18:30              31,75 km south of Erfuit

18:54              42 km north – east of Frankfort

19:17              37 km west of Koblenz, new course 286 o

19:51              21 km west of Bruxelles

20:02              Weastkapelle

20:31              32 km from the English coast

20:50              Boston

21:04              Doncaster

21:15              landing

April 16th                                mission # 20               Objective Schwandorf

Flight time: 8:50 hrs

Comment : Moderate to heavy flak, Hydraulic system failure and bombs door open on return

April 18th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 4:0 hrs

April 19th                               Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 2:30 hrs

April 22nd                               mission # 21               Objective Bremen

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 5:20 hrs  Flight distance : 1376 km

16:36              take off

16:50              Scarborough

17:07              1/4 of the English Channel crossed

17:33              2/3 of the English Channel crossed

17:53              near the coast of Holland, new course 80 o

18:22              new course 28 o

18:44              19 km south – west of Wesermunde, course 141 o

18:52             bombs dropped on target, altitude 17 800 feet

18:54              15 km south – east of Bremen, course 252 o

19:08              22 km north of Osnabrück, new course 300 o

19:53              left the coast of Holland, new course 305 o

20:15              2/3 of the English Channel to cross

20:48              1/4 of the English Channel to cross

21:10              Scarborough

21:21              landing

Total for the month : 44 hrs 20 min

May 15th                                 Flight (d)

Pilot : F/S Saunders   Flight time: 1:25 hrs

Total for the month : 1 hour 25 min

October 1st : New commanding officer R.P.D. Blagrave

October 15th : Squadron 424 east at Skipton on Swale, Yorks

War time flight

Day 98 hours 40 minutes

Night 104 hours 30 minutes

Total 203 hours 10 minutes

September 6, 1946 : He retired from the army

Following the end of the war Lieutenant Grant L. Parent worked in the Veterans Land Act service for a while (information indicate he was there in 1952 and 1953).

By 1954 he began working for the Ground Observers Corp (GOC)  He was in St. Jerome in 1954 and 1955.

By 1958, still in the GOC, he was stationed in Trois-Rivières, P.Q.. He had one or two trips into the Arctic on an ice breaker at some point probably on the John A. MacDonald, she was launched in 1960, suggesting he was still with GOC in early 60’s

At some point in the 1950‘s he received the Canadian Decoration (12 years of service)

He farmed apples for a while in Hemmingford P.Q.  (apples)

He worked for Domtar in their research centre in Saint Anne de Bellevue P.Q. until late early 80’s; after which he and his wife retired and moved to Ottawa.

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Captain Claude Hollingworth Philips

Captain Claude Hollingworth Philips served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1 and after WW1 in Afghanistan. He also served with South African Medical Corps during WW2. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal, the India General Service Medal 1908-35 clasp Afghanistan North West Fronter 1919, the WW2 War Medal (South Africa) and the Africa Service Medal.

July 26th , 1889: He was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. His father was Colonel James Philips of the Indian Staff Corps

1901 UK census : Listed as a school boarder in Bexhill, Sussex, England

1914 : Qualified as Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery of the Society of Apothecaries (London Hospital)

Captain Philips WW1 Medal Index Card

March 18th 1915 : Married to Dorothy Suthers at St-James Church in Middlesex. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps and his father was a retired Colonel. Listed as living at Milton house, Clarence street, Brighton. He still had the same address in the 1919 medical Register.

Claude H Philips wedding

June 15th : Transferred to France with the rank of Lieutenant.

February 15th 1917: Relinquished his rank of Captain

November 27th: He was promoted to temporary Captain (London Gazette)

November 1919: Promoted to the rank of Captain (full)

Served in the Afghanistan Campaign with an Indian Field Ambulance

1920 : Practised medicine in Tanzania, Africa.

October 1st, 1923 : He applied for the medals. His addresses were given as Lincoln Hall Hotel, Upper Bedford Place, London W.C., and ‘Melrose’, College Hill, Steyning, Sussex.

In the Medical Register of that year his address is in Tanganyika (Tanzania) Territory Medical Service was stationed at Zanzibar for 16 years.

1927-1955 : His address is now East Africa Medical Service

March 1941 : Moved to Durban South Africa (302 Montpelier road) and register as a doctor.

During WW2 : Served with the South Africa Medical Corps.

1946 : Moved back from South Africa to United Kingdom. His address in South Africa was 302 Montpelier road, Durban

July 31st, 1948 : Arrived from in South Hampton, U.K. on the Durban Castle from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

March 14th, 1958 : Arrived in UK on the Warwick Castle from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He intended to stay 11 months in United Kingdom.

December 4th: Sailed from South Hampton, United Kingdom on the Winchester castle to Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

1959 : From the Medical Register, listed as living Port Elizabeth, South Africa

December 30th, 1960 : Sailed on the Athlone Castle from Durban, South Africa and arrived in South Hampton United Kingdom on that day. He intended to stay 12 months in United Kingdom.

1964 : From the Medical Register, listed as living on 5 New Road, Steyning, Sussex.

1968 : Not listed in the Medical Register.

1973 : Died in Sussex (in the fourth quarter)

This gentleman had a most interesting military and medicine career serving in three military campaigns (WW1, Afghanistan and WW2) with two countries. He also practiced medicine in four countries and two continents. One of a few men who probably seeked adventure before money.

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Ernest Albert Pleasance

Ernest Albert Pleasance served during World War One with the Young Men Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.). In his civilian role he went to France but never got near the combat zone so he was entitled only to the British War Medal. Unfortunatly civilian organisation did not keep records of their members service, so very  few informations are available for Mr. Pleasance.

1883: Born in Cambridge 2nd semester (April, May or June)

1901 United Kingdom census: Living at 63 Cottage grove Portsmouth Hampshire

Address: 7 Shally Terrace, St Peter Street in Cambridge

November 1915: Landed in France and also served in Belgium.

Ernest Albert Pleasance WW1 medal Index Card

August 27th 1926: Sailed from London UK on the Naldera to Sydney, Australia

July 24th, 1929: Sailed on the Ranpura from Yokohoma, Japan to Plymouth, UK. He is listed as a secretary and living at 22 Portugal Street, Cambridge

July 11th, 1930: Sailed from London UK on the Mantua to Yokohama, Japan via Marseilles, France

March 28th: Sailed from Liverpool, UK on the Atholl to St-John, New-Brunswick

April 18th, 1931: Sailed from St-John, New-Brunswick to Liverpool, UK on the Duchess of Bedford.

August 29th: Sailed from London, UK on the Rawalpindi to Bombay, India

August 19th, 1932: Sailed from Liverpool, UK on the Naldera to Yokohama, Japan via Colombo, India.

April 15th, 1937: Sailed from London, UK on the Chitral to Brisbane, Australia

September 18th, 1957: Died in Sussex United, Kingdom

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Private Williams Percy Pierce

Private Williams Percy Pierce served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal, the Victory Medal. His enlistment number was 524574

War service badge class A : 96142

Born on February 5th, 1894 in Danville, Québec

September 25th, 1915 : Enlisted in the 1st Field ambulance depot (section B) in Vernon, British Columbia

Trade : machinist      Religion : Church of England       Status : single

Height : 5′ 6″          Eyes : hazel       Hair : light

Name of his mother : Virginia Helen Pierce      Address : Granville, New York

March 26th, 1916 : Arrived in England on SS Metagama

April 16th : Sentenced for disobeying a standing order night duty

June 3rd : Arrived in Havre, France

January 20th, 1917 : Admitted to the 9th Canadian Field Ambulance

July 12th : Posted with the 9th Canadian Field Ambulance

February 18th, 1919 : Proceeded to England

March 3rd : Arrived in Montreal

March 19th : Discharged address : Granville New York, USA

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William Percy Pierce WW1 medals. The Maltese Cross medal is an unknown medal but it look like it is from U.S.A.

Warrant Officer Rejean Pierre Poulin

Warrant Officer Rejean Pierre Poulin served Canadian Army Medical Service. He is entitled to the Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN/Alert clasps) and the Canadian Forces Decoration (QEII)

September 23rd 1970 : Enlisted in Quebec City, Quebec

December 9th 1971: Qualified as a Medical First Aid and transferred to the 5e Ambulance de campagne (Valcartier)

March 1973: Transferred to the 15th Dental Unit Detachment (Valcatier)

February 28th, 1974: Transferred to the 12th Dental Unit detachment (Gagetown)

March 11th 1975 : Qualified as a dental technician

August 7th : Promoted to the rank Corporal

September 6th, 1976 : Transferred to the 15th Dental Unit Detachment in St-Jean, Quebec

July 20th, 1977 : Promoted to the rank of Master-Corporal

August 15th : Transferred to the 12th Dental Unit detachment in Goose Bay, Labrador (clasp Alert SSM)

August 15th, 1978 : Transferred to the Canadian Force Dental SS in Borden, Ontario

July 12th, 1979 : Transferred to the 12th Dental Unit detachment in Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 12th : Qualified as a Dental laboratory Technician

June 21st, 1982 : Transferred to the 35th Forward Dental Unit in Lahr, Germany (clasp NATO SSM)

October 26th : Received his Canadian Decoration

April 1st, 1983 : Promoted to the rank of Sergeant

October 1992 : Became eligible for the bar on the Canadian Decoration (not with his medal)

July 31st, 1995 : Discharged with the rank of Warrant Officer

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Canadian Medical Service cap badge and collar badges

Warrant Officer Rejean Pierre Poulin medals

Nursing Sister Margaret Alma Pringle

Margaret Alma Pringle served in the South African Military Nursing Service during WW2. She is entitled to the 1939-45 Star, the Africa Star, the War Medal and the Africa Service Medal

Born at East London, Cape Province on February 9th, 1910

April 1934 : She qualified as a nurse at  the Memorial Hospital in Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Worked in these hospitals in

1934 private nursing for brother

1935 until April 30th, 1936 in Grey Hospital in King Williams Town

May 1st, 1936 until June 30th in Frere Hospital East London

July 1st to November 30th at Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth

December 1st to February 9th, 1937 H D Street Nursing home in Cape Town (took hill with diptheria)

July 1st, 1937 to November 30th, 1938 at Tanibodes Convalescent Nursing Home Cape Town

December 1st, 1938 to August 1st, 1940 in Eaton Convalescent Home Plunstead Cape Town served as assistant matron

June 27th, 1940 : Enlisted in Cape Town as a Staff Nurse in the South African Militray Nursing Service. She was living in Adelaide Cape and worked at the Addington Hospital Dunbar from August to November 5th.

Trade : nurse         Religion : Presbyterian         Height : 5’ 4’’

Weight : 106 lbs.    Eyes : brown                          Hair : brown

All nurses had to be single on enlistment and her number was 90772

November 5th : Transferred in East Africa with No. 4 South African General Hospital in the tropical ulcer ward and the gunshot wound ward.

March 1941 : She transferred to No. 3 East Africa General Hospital and served in the fever ward, general ward and then in the P.O.W. ward treating gunshot wounds.

October : Transferred to the Lady Moore Military Hospital in Nairobi – female theatre ward and general ward

January 8th, 1942 : Promoted to the rank of Nursing sister

July 9th : Hospitalised for influenza until July 19th, again on August 2nd (streptococcal) until august 13th.

July 26th : Stop serving in East Africa and transferred to R T U

November 20th, 1943 : Hospitalized (influenza) until December 6th.

October 10th, 1944 : Hospitalized (influenza) until October 16th.

March 10th, 1945 : She married during the war and was discharged – urgent private affairs (meaning she was pregnant)

March 1951 : The medals are confirmed – issued to Mrs. M.A. McDonald, Government Hospital, Port Shepstone, Natal.

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Margaret Pringle WW2 medals

Private William Pouliot

Private William Pouliot served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal and the Victory medal. His enlistment number is 34519

Born on October 6th, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec
Trade : undertaker                                Religion : Roman Catholic
Status : single                                          Hair: black
Eyes : black                                              Weight : 125 lbs
Height : 5′ 4″
Name of his father : Joseph Pouliot          Address : 246 Elizabeth street

1901 census taken in Saint-Laurent (Ward), Montreal, Quebec
Father : Joseph Pouliot                                Mother : Pouliot Sélina
Brother : Edward Pouliot                             Brother : Théophile Pouliot
Sister : Malvina Pouliot                                Sister : Emma Pouliot
Brother : Alphonse Pouliot                          Brother : Arthur Pouliot

September 19th, 1914 : Enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec in the 1st Canadian General Hospital. September 30th : Sailed from Quebec on the SS Grampian with unit’s horses and 5 other NCO from the hospital. Arrived in Gaspe Basin on October 2nd and departed from there on October 4th. Arrived in Plymouth, England on October 19th and disembarked around 10:00 pm and entrained. On his enlisting paper he stated that he had 7 years service with the C.A.M.C.

November 4th : Inspected by the King

February 2nd, 1915 : 3 days forfeit pay for being absent of duty
May 3rd : 3 days forfeit pay for being absent of parade

May 13th : Embarked in South Hampton to France. The hospital was fully operational on May 31st in Etaples, France
July 31st: Taken on strength with the 1st Canadian General Hospital

September 7th : 35 days forfeit pay for drunkenness when on active duty. He was trialed with Pte Alfred Leo Maher # 34496 in a Field General Court Martial

November 3rd: Admitted to the 1st Canadian General hospital for influenza. Discharged from hospital on November 13th.

December 18th: 28 days forfeit pay when on active duty drunkenness. He was trialed with Pte Omer Brunet # 34439
Trial of No 34519 Pte William Pouliot Canadian Army Medical Corps
The accused pleads guilty tp the charge and is found guilty accordingly
Rule of procedure 35.B. was complied with
The summary of evidence was read over in the presence of the accused, signed by the president and attached to the proceedings

Statement by the accused in mitigation  of punishment
The accuse in mitigation of punishment states he was very sorry for being drunk

August 17th, 1916 : 14 days forfeit pay absent from duty
August 24th : 10 days forfeit pay breaking and disturbances in the camp

April 16th, 1917 : Admitted to Orpington Military Hospital suffering from pain Epigastrum

August 31st: Felt while carrying a stretcher at the 1st Casualty Clearing Station. Invalidated from the unit on September 20 and Hospitalised until January 1st 1917

Sailed to Canada on February 26th, 1918. Demobilised in Montreal on August 26th.

Died on February 2nd, 1937.

Private William Pouliot 1914-15 Star

Private William Pettengell M.I.D.

Private William Pettengell M.I.D. served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals. His enlistment number 1384

Born on February 1st, 1889 in Rayston, Herts, England
Trade : carpenter         Religion : Congregationalist

Status : single              Height : 5’6″                  Eyes : grey

Hair: black          Weight : 165 lbs.
Name of his mother : Rebecca Pettengell

Address : 82 Walsworth Road, Hitchis

Enlisted on “C ” section in the 4th Canadian Field Ambulance on September 20th, 1914 in Calgary.
Date of departure from training camp (Valcartier, Quebec) to Canadian port (Quebec) April 14th.
Date of departure from Canada : April 18th from Halifax, Nova Scotia on SS Northland
Date of arrival at English port (Avonmouth) : 5:00 April 29th.
“We entrained and then an hour later left. Arriving at Sandling Camp, where we marched from Westhanger Station, at 16h00 Here we lived in wood and sheet made huts until May 10th when we moved to Dibgate Camp… They were short of wagons, horses besides a good deal of ordonnances.
Dilgate Camp Inspection 2nd Division by ; Major-general Steele on July 16th. Sir Robert Borden, premier of Canada and Major General Sam Hughes on July 17th. the King, Field Marshall Lord Kitchener and the Secretary of War on September 2nd.

Date of departure from Training Camp (Dilgate Camp) in England
Night of September 12th and 13th. Entrained at Shorncliffe, went via South Hampton.
Crossed the English Channel night of the 13th to the 14th.
Arrived in Havre, France at 5:00 on the 14th. Name of the ship unknown.
The unit entrained in Havre on September 15th, at 1:30, train left at 5:30..
Unit arrived in Wizernes at 7:30 p.m they heard artillery shots for the first time.

Unit left at 13:00 on September 16th marching toward Werkyn. They arrived at 16:30
Unit took over the 84th Field Ambulance in Boesheppe on September 20th, 1915.

Received the Good Conduct Badge on November 21st, 1916.

Proceed to leave January 15th, 1917. Returned to unit on January 27th.

Admitted at the 6th Canadian Field Ambulance on April 27th, 1917. Evacuated at the Casualty Clearing Station via the 13th British Field Ambulance on April 27th 1917. Diagnostic : Pyrexia of Unknown Origin. Admitted at the #7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne on April 30th, 1917.

Returned with the 4th Canadian Field Ambulance on May 20th, 1917.

Mention in Despatches on June 7th, 1918 (London Gazette 30406 May 28th, 1918).

Unit report on May 28th, 1918. “Honour and awards. The following have been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field NO 1432 CPL THOMAS O.E. and NO 1384 PTE PETTENGELL W.J. “It is a great satisfaction to all members of the Unit that these two were mentioned, for they have rendered excellent and untiring service to the unit.”

Unit moved to St Syhorien on November 11th.
Unit moved to Peronnes Lez Binche on November 18th.
Unit moved to Courcelles on November 21st.
The unit crossed the German border on December 4th, 1918 at 11:40.
Permission of 14 days on December 27th, 1918.

Permission to marry on January 13th, 1919
Unit reached Bonn on December 15th. They were stationed there for the most part of the occupation.
They arrived in Havre, France on April 9th at 23:30 .The troop slept the reminder of the night in the train.
Embarked on the ship on April 11th. Arrived in South Hampton on April 12th, took the train and arrived in Witley at 15:00 on April 12th, 1919.

Demobilized in England on April 17th, 1919.
Address after demobilisation (address of his wife Annie Eleonor) :56 Ickleforn Road, Hitchins Herts

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Private William Pettengell WW1 medals

Serjeant Vernon Cowell Page

Serjeant Vernon Cowell Page served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. he is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number is 34646

Born on September 16th, 1887 in Enderby, Leicester, England
Trade : machinist                                  Religion : Baptist
Status : Single                                        Hair: Fair
Eyes : Brown                                          Weight : 164 lbs
Height : 5′ 6″
Name of his father : David Page           Address :192 East park, Enderby, Leicester, England

March 31st 1901 : He was living with his parent on Cornery Lane in Enderby, Leicester, England

Enlisted on September 23rd, 1914 in Valcartier, with the 2nd Canadian General Hospital. : Sailed from Quebec on September 30th the SS Franconia. Arrived in Gaspe Basin on October 2nd and departed from there on October 4th. Arrived in England on October 15th and disembarked around 10:00 pm. Took the train 19:45 on the 16th direction Salsbury Plain Arrived. They reached Lavington at 00:30 on the 17th. They began walking in direction of North Camp in West Down, they reached their destination in the morning at 5:30.

The hospital was operational on the 19th.
October 24th : The hospital was inspected by Lord Roberts.

February 24th 1915 : Sailing from France was cancelled after the announcement of the German naval blockade on the English channel. They arrived in South Hampton on March 13th around 14:30 and they embarked on the ship Algeria. They sailed from South Hampton near 17:30 and arrived at Havre around 6:00 on the 14th and they waited for favourable tides near the coast. They get into port in Havre at 9:00. They began the mounting of the hospital in Le Treport which became operational on March 31st. The hospital stayed at the same emplacement for the whole duration of the war

August 15th : Suspended for disobeying Camps Orders.

March 2nd, 1916 : Hospitalised (influenza) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until the 23rd.
April 4th : Hospitalised (bronchitis) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until the 30th.

September 24th : Received the Good Conduct badge.
October 22nd : Granted a permission of 7 days

January 21st, 1917 : Hospitalised (trench fever) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until February 28th.

September 9th : Promoted to acting sergeant.
December 15th : Granted a permission of 14 days.

March 26th, 1918 : Promoted to the rank of sergeant.
December 21st : Granted a permission of 14 days.

March 1st, 1919 : Transferred to England.
April 16th : Sailed from Liverpool, England on board S.S. Belgic, arrived in Halifax on April 23rd.

April 25th : Demobilised in Hamilton. Address after demobilisation : 411 3rd Ave. West Calgary Alberta.

March, 10th 1970 : Died

Picture of his gravestone

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