McIntyre, Wesley: Service no. 880707

Digitized Service Record

Source: Email from Jason McIntyre

McIntyre, Wesley: Service no. 808707. Source: Gathering Our Heroes

Summary of Service for Private Wesley McIntyre, reg. no. 880707


Date Event Remarks
November 5, 1896 Born Lambton County, Ontario Canada This soldier lists his next-of kin as Mrs. Archie McIntyre of Petrolia, Ontario[i]. His trade or calling is that of a farmer. He has not prior military experience
April 19, 1916 Enlisted in 186th Overseas Battalion. Enlists in Chatham, Ontario during the formation of this battalion.
April 22, 1916 to April 7, 1917 Active duty in Canada with the 186th Battalion. His service card shows a clean record.
May 6, 1916 to August 7, 1916 Military Hospital, London, Ontario Hospitalized for otitis media, an inflammatory disease of the middle ear.[ii]
March 28, 1917 Unit sales for England
April 1917 Assigns pay to mother Assigns $15.00 per month of his pay to his mother.
April 7, 1917 Unit Arrives in England Battalion shipped via S.S. Lapland.
April 7, 1917 Taken on Strength with the 4th Reserve Battalion Bramshott, England
August 28, 1917 TOS with 18th Battalion France
November 8 to 28, 1917 Ill with PUO (pyrexia of unknown origin – a flu) Transferred from 2/1 Home Countries Field Ambulance then to No. 64 Casualty Clearing Station to hospitals in Rouen, Boulogne, and Bouchy France.
February 14, 1918 Arrives Canadian Corp Reinforcement Camp
February 26, 1918 Attached to the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company In the field (on the Continent).
March 31, 1918 Assigned to the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion In the field (on the Continent).
April 20, 1918 Struck of Strength from the 18th Battalion and assigned to the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion In the field (on the Continent).
September 24, 1918 Granted 14 days’ leave.
October 11, 1918 Returns from leave.
December 1918 Re-assigns pay to sister Assigns $15.00 per month to his sister, Maud.
December 31, 1918 Forfeits 3 days pay Absent with out leave from 21:00 hours December 26 to 17:00 hours December 27, 1918.
April 12, 1919 Proceeds to England Via Le Harve, France.
July 25, 1919 Struck of Strength Leaves for Canada
August 8, 1919 Demobilized Demobilized at No. 1 District Depot (London) and his unit of service is recognized as 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion.


[i] His assigned pay document indicates this is Mrs. Caroline McIntyre residing at 103 Maud Street, Petrolia, Ontario. It appears that at a later date he reassigned his pay to his sister Maudie McIntyre at the same address.

[ii] For more information on this please see the following Wikipedia article.


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