Flook, William George: Service no. 189801


Digitized Service Record



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

His brother, Lieutenant Albert James John Flook MM, was Killed in Action on September 27, 1918. Another brother, Private Christopher Flook, reg. no. 189802, served also with the 18th Battalion.

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

April 21, 1896BornAttestation paper indicates born in London, England.
Circa 1914Serves with the 24th Kent RegimentPer 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, 1916EnlistsEnlist 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, 1916St. Thomas, OntarioHospitalized for bronchitis.
February 28, 1916St. Thomas, OntarioTransferred from the 91st Battalion to the 186th Overseas Battalion.
May 27, 1916Probably St. Thomas, OntarioAppointed Acting/Corporal of Bugle Band.
June 22, 1916London, OntarioHospitalized for an unknown condition.
September 18, 1916Camp Borden, OntarioHospitalized for nephritis, inflammation of the kidneys.
February 28, 1917Submits WillNames his wife, Francis Flook, as beneficiary.
March 25, 1917Embarks via Halifax for EnglandAboard the S.S. Lapland.
April 1, 1917Assigns $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, 1917Debarks Liverpool, England. 
April 4, 1917Transferred to 4th Reserve BattalionBramshott, England
August 26, 1917Transferred to 18th BattalionHeads to the Continent.
August 27, 1917Arrives 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade Depot, Etaples, France 
September 5, 1917Joins 18th Battalion “In the Field”.The Battalion is in the BEAURAIN Sector between CHERISY and WANCOURT in Brigade Support.
March 18, 1918Granted 14 Days Leave to the U.K. 
October 11, 1918Killed 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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