Glover, Frederick: Service no. 54263

Digitized Service Record

Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.


Hit by General Coombes car while riding a bicycle.

Glover, Frederick: Service no. 54263. Via a relative.
Nursing Sister Laura Georgena Carrothers. Circa 1917. Submitted to 18th Battalion Facebook Group by a family member.
The Glovers. Circa 1920-1930. Detroit, Michigan.

Summary of Service for Private Frederick Glover, reg. no. 54263


  1. Interesting entry regarding assigned pay. It is rare to see Assigned Pay directed to two recipients.
June 20, 1891BornBorn at Simcoe, Ontario to Mr. John W. Glover and Mrs.
May 1911MarriedMarried Mildred May Duncombe, reportedly in California. Separated sometime later.
January 11, 1915EnlistedEnlisted with the 33rd Battalion(3rd Contingent) at Windsor, Ontario. He was 23-years old and listed his trade as a mechanist. His father John W. Glover is listed as his next-of-kin and he is residing at 1711 Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is a single man standing 5’7” with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light brown hair. He identifies the Church of England as his religion. He is assigned to “B” Company.
February 1915TransferredTransferred to the 18th Battalion to make up establishment as it was proceeding to England with 2nd Contingent.
April 1915Assigns PayAssigns pay to the value of $5.00 to a Miss Jessie Strickland residing at YWCA, London, Ontario. This pay appears to only lasts for 4 months and there are not posted payments on the sheet. There is a note on file that the account was stopped on June 30, 1917.   $10.00 of assigned pay is directed to a Mrs. Schwanneke residing at 63 West [illegible], Detroit, Michigan. This account is stopped in the same date as Miss Stricklands?
April 18, 1915Sails for EnglandSails for England aboard the SS Grampian.
April 29, 1915Arrives EnglandArrives Avonmouth, England and is transported by train same day to West Sandling Camp.
July 9, 1915TransferredTransferred to Base Company.
July 20, 1915TransferredTransferred back to “B” Company.
July 30, 1915HospitalizedHospitalized at Shorncliffe Military Hospital due to an old fracture.
July 31, 1915Medical ReportReport indicates he fractured 2nd right metacarpal of one of his hands. It is an old fracture and makes it difficult to handle a rifle. Not a good grip and has trouble using his trigger finger. He had been playing in the Battalion band with the clarinet since March. Wet weather makes this condition worse.
August 10, 1915DischargedDischarged from hospital.
September 15, 191518th Battalion embarks for BelgiumThe 18th Battalion embarks for Belgium from Folkestone to Boulogne.
October 5, 1915InjuredThe Medical Officer’s war diary makes no mention of this. Receives treatment at No. 5 CFA and is discharged the same day.
March 21, 1916AdmittedAdmitted to No. 5 CFA. Bronchitis.
March 27, 1916AdmittedAdmitted to No. 6 CFA and directed to Divisional Rest Station.
March 27, 1916AdmittedAdmitted to rest station at Mont des Cats.
March 30, 1916Discharged 
June 6, 1916WoundedMedical records affected by shell shock and transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, France.   The 18th Battalion War Diary reports on that date:   “Position as yesterday. Heavy evening bombardment of BEAN and POLLOCK and reserve trenches from 1 to 5 pm. Small party of enemy penetrated right junction of BEAN and POLLOCK consequent upon the destruction of the M.G. emplacement and Garrison at BEAN JUNCTION. Enemy was enabled to do so by means of an old communication trench but were driven out by remainder of Garrison at the BEAN under Cpl. ROUTLEY. They evidently hoped to find trench unoccupied. Garrison of the LOOP were called upon to “Stand To” by the sentry Pte. MONTGOMERY and rapid fire was opened as the BOSCHES retired. A wounded Hun was secured in front of POLLOCK.   10 o.r.s Killed in Action. 30 o.r.s wounded. 24 o.r.s arrived as reinforcements.”
June 18, 1916TransferredTransferred to CCAC and SOS 18th Battalion.
June 19, 1916AdmittedAdmitted Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham.
June 28, 1916ReferenceMedical report from Denmark Hill on this date. No information on page.
July 6, 1917Medical ReportIncapacity duration from 6 months to impossible to determine. Recommended to be posted to a Convalescent Home.
August 3, 1916AdmittedAdmitted Granville Canadian Special Hospital, Ramsgate. Medical report this date.
October 19, 1916Discharged and ReportsDischarged from above and reports to CCAC and put On Command.
October 16, 1916Medical BoardMedical board proceedings indicate that he is fit for Permanent Base Duty.
October 26, 1916On CommandOn Command for Garrison Duty at Shoreham.
November 12, 1916On CommandOn Command to CWG Ashford, Hastings. Orders amended to post to [GDD] Ashford.
November 13, 1916On CommandOn Command at Ashford.
January 2, 1917AdmittedAdmitted to hospital at Ashford and listed as “very seriously injured.” Fractured leg after being hit by a motor vehicle driven by a General Coombes. He is admitted to the VAD Hospital, Ashford and listed as having a fracture to his leg and an injury to his head.
January 4, 1917OC Reports ConditionOC reports that this soldier’s condition is progressing.
April 7, 1917SOSSOS to COC, Hastings.
May 1, 1917AdmittedAdmitted to Military Hospital, Shorncliffe from VAD Hospital, Ashford.
May 2, 1917X-ray Report 
May 4, 1917Medical ReportMedical report at Ashford, Kent concluded soldier is to be invalided to Canada.
May 12, 1917DischargedDischarged
June 11, 1917SOSSOS to General Depot to proceed overseas to Canada as no longer fit for service.
June 18, 1917Sails for CanadaSails for Canada from Liverpool aboard the SS Araguaya.
June 22, 1917To Convalescent Home 
July 12, 1917SOSSOS to General Depot, Shorncliffe.
October 11, 1917Medical Report of an InvalidThis report is completed at MHCC, London, Ontario.
October 19, 1917TransferredTransferred from Military Hospital C.C. London, Ontario to Military Convalescent Hospital, Guelph, Ontario.
November 22, 1917TransferredTransferred back to London, Ontario MHCC.
December 7, 1917Eye ExamReports indicates myopia and glasses ordered.
December 31, 1917DischargedDischarged from London MHCC.
December 31, 1917Last Pay CertificateThis document indicates he will be living at 137 Kendall Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
December 31, 1917Discharged from ServceDischarged at London, Ontario on this date. He is no longer fit for military service. The discharge documents list his character as “very good” in regards to his military character and his application and practice of the King’s Regulations.
1921MarriesMarries Laura Georgena Carrothers.
September 20, 1924Address UpdatedCurrent address is 1017 McCollough Street, Lansing, Michigan. A prior entry shows an address of 500 King Street, London, Ontario.
February 16, 1930MurderedWhile serving as a Railroad Policeman he was murdered in the line of duty. He is buried at the Acacia Masonic Memorial Part Cemetery.


AWLAbsent Without Leave: Generally, a soldier would be deducted 1-days pay for every day absent. In some cases, the soldier would be confined to barracks. Sometimes it was a combination of both.
A ClassificationMedical Board Classification that determined your fitness for duty. A1, A2, A3 and A4 were assigned to different units with the expectation that these men would be able to serve with active combat units. See this link for more information.
B ClassificationMedical Board Classification that determined your fitness for duty. B1, B2, and B3 were assigned to different service units such as railway and forestry corps. See this link for more information.
D ClassificationSee this link for more information.
CAMCCanadian Army Medical Corp
CBConfined to Barracks: a punishment for minor infractions.
CCDCasualty Convalescent Depot: a depot at a base where men, in their final stages of convalescing, would be prepared for duty depending on their rating.
CCHCasualty Clearing Hospital
CCRCCanadian Corps Reserve Camp
CCSCasualty Clearing Station: this facility was attached to rail transportation from the front to hospitals on the coast of France
CDCCanadian Dispatch Camp
CFACanadian Field Ambulance/Canadian Field Artillery. Most common usage would be Canadian Field Ambulance.
COCCanadian Ordnance Corps
DAHDisorderly Action of the Heart
DRSDivisional Rest Station
GSWGun Shot Wound – this was a generic term for all projectile penetrating wounds.
In the FieldThis term relates to a soldier arriving at an active-duty unit after transporting from England, to France, and then to his duty assignment. The routing varied from soldier to soldier and could take 2-3 days to several months.
MDMilitary District
PUOPyrexia of Unknown Origin: This was a term used for any illness that could not clearly be identified and typically was related to influenza symptoms.
SOSStruck Off Strength
TOSTaken On Strength
CAMCCanadian Army Medical Corp
CCHCasualty Clearing Hospital
CFACanadian Field Ambulance
DRSDivisional Rest Station
GSWGun Shot Wound – this was a generic term for all projectile penetrating wounds.
MDMilitary District
PUOPyrexia of Unknown Origin
Rest StationA facility designed to give rest and respite to soldiers suffering from the fatigue of battle. Especially those showing signs of shell shock.
SOSStruck Off Strength
TOSTaken On Strength
WORDWestern Ontario Regimental Depot

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