Flook, William George: Service no. 189801


Digitized Service Record

Source: Facebook post by Jason Flook at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Summary of Service for Private William George Flook, reg. no. 189801

Date Event Remarks
April 21, 1896 Born Attestation paper indicates born in London, England.
Circa 1914 Serves with the 24th Kent Regiment Per service records. Shows that he was active with this regiment from August 13, 1914 to September 18, 1914 and was shown on the 1st Battalion paylists.
January 4, 1916 Enlists Enlist in St. Thomas, Ontario with the 91st Battalion with the regimental number of 189801.


Private Flook indicates that his current address is 45 Brisco Block, Chatham, Ontario and that is also where his identified next-of-kin, Francis Flook (wife), resides.


His trade or calling is that of a foreman.

February 6, 1916 St. Thomas, Ontario Hospitalized for bronchitis.
February 28, 1916 St. Thomas, Ontario Transferred from the 91st Battalion to the 186th Overseas Battalion.
May 27, 1916 Probably St. Thomas, Ontario Appointed Acting/Corporal of Bugle Band.
June 22, 1916 London, Ontario Hospitalized for an unknown condition.
September 18, 1916 Camp Borden, Ontario Hospitalized for nephritis, inflammation of the kidneys.
February 28, 1917 Submits Will Names his wife, Francis Flook, as beneficiary.
March 25, 1917 Embarks via Halifax for England Aboard the S.S. Lapland.
April 1, 1917 Assigns $20.00 per month of pay to his wife. She also received $20.00 per month separation allowance from January 1917 to December 1918.
April 4, 1917 Debarks Liverpool, England.  
April 4, 1917 Transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion Bramshott, England
August 26, 1917 Transferred to 18th Battalion Heads to the Continent.
August 27, 1917 Arrives 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade Depot, Etaples, France  
September 5, 1917 Joins 18th Battalion “In the Field”. The Battalion is in the BEAURAIN Sector between CHERISY and WANCOURT in Brigade Support.
March 18, 1918 Granted 14 Days Leave to the U.K.  
October 11, 1918 Killed in Action at Iwuy  



“Killed in Action” During military operations near Iwuy, he was hit in the head by shrapnel and instantly killed.

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