Howard, William George Edward: Service no. 823246

Digitized Service Record

Source: Per 18th Battalion Facebook Group member’s family.


Enlisted 10 December 1915 at London, Ontario with the 142nd Battalion.

Assigned $20.00 per month of his pay to his mother, Louise Howard, 14 Major Street, London, Ontario.

Sailed with his battalion aboard the SS Metagama on 31 October 1916. Arrived in England aboard the SS Southland (?) on 11 November 1916.

TOS with 23rd Battalion at Dibgate effective 12 November 1916. SOS to 4th Reserve Battalion on 4 January 1917 at West Sandling. Attached to G.N.D.D. (unknown) with 156th Battalion at Bramshott as of 8 May 1917. Proceeded overseas to 18th Battalion effective 26 October 1917.

Arrived 2nd Canadian Base Depot, Etaples, France on 27 October 1917. Then arrived at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp on 30 October 1917. Joined the 18th Battalion in the field on 20 November 1917.

Wounded 13 October 1918. Wounded by gassing by German gas shell. Sent to No. 13 General Hospital (France) for treatment and then to No. 1 and then No. 10 Convalescent Depot (France).

Determined to be Class “A” and returned to service rejoining the 18th Battalion on 14 November 1918.

Granted 14-day’s leave effective 17 November 1918. Rejoined 18th on 14 December 1918 in Germany.

4 April 1919, along with the rest of the 18th Battalion, preceded to England in expectation of return to Canada and demobilization.

TOS from 18th Battalion to Western Ontario Regimental Depot 5 April 1919.

Proceed to Canada from Witley Camp 13 May 1919.

Discharged with the 18th Battalion upon it return to London, Ontario on 24 May 1919.

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