Tegg, James Beech: Service no. 769186


Digitized Service Record


Source: April 1918 casualty.


This soldier enlisted with the 124th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 27 December 1915. He was a18-year-old machinist and listed his mother, Kate Tegg residing at 47 Denison Avenue, as his next-of-kin.

He had no prior military experience and was affiliated to the Methodist faith.

He served with the 124th Battalion until he arrived in England on 18 August 1916 aboard the SS Cameronia and went to Bramshott Camp. On 10 October 1916 he was struck off strength from the 124th to be taken on strength with the 18th Battalion.

Arriving at the Canadian Base Depot, Etaples, France, on the next day he stayed there until he was attached to the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion on 5 November 1916 and then to No. 4 Field Company Canadian Engineers on the 15th. He was returned to the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion and served with this unit until he joined the 18th Battalion “in the field” on 16 April 1917.

3-months later, on 7 July 1917 he was attached for duty with the 4th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery and during his service with this unit was granted a 14-days leave to England starting on 29 December 1917.

Returning from leave he served with the 4th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery until he was returned to duty with the 18th Battalion on 6 February 1918.  He was killed in action on 3 April 1918.

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