Turner, Gordon James: Service no. 880729

Digitized Service Record

Source: Direct message from Linda Paterson. She was referred to me by OGS-Toronto.

This is an incription created by this soldier in the area of Tales (Conte) when he was stationed with the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp located at Aubin-St.-Vaast. © La Voix du Nord. Source Patrice MacHin via the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Summary of Service for Private Gordon James Turner, reg. no. 880729.

Date Event Remarks
May 12, 1895 Born Born at Howard, Kent County, Ontario, Canada. Born to James and Jessie Turner.
April 15, 1916 Enlists This man enlisted at Chatham, Ontario on this date with the 186th Battalion. He was a 21-year old mail carrier who lived in Fletcher, Ontario. He had no prior military experience and listed his mother, Mrs. Jessie A. Turner, of Brigden, Ontario, as his next-of-kin.
May 2, 1916 Vaccinated Attempted. Failed. Reason not noted.
May 15, 1916 Vaccinated Attempted. Failed. Reason not noted.
July 4, 1916 Inoculated Anti-Typhoid.
July 13, 1916 Inoculated Anti-Typhoid.
July 19, 1916 Vaccinated and Inoculated
December 4, 1916 Admitted Military Hospital, London, Ontario.
December 12, 1916 Discharged Military Hospital, London, Ontario.
March 28, 1917 Unit Sails Embarks Halifax.
April 1917 Assigns Pay Assigns $20.00 per month to his mother, Mrs. Jessie Turner.
April 7, 1917 Unit Arrives Unit arrives aboard the S.S. Lapland. Debarks Liverpool.
April 20, 1917 Taken On Strength T.O.S. with the 4th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott, England.
May 7, 1917 Admitted Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, England.
June 16, 1917 Discharged Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, England.
September 26, 1917 Proceeds Overseas Proceeds overseas to join the 18th Battalion.
September 27, 1917 Arrives Arrives No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France.
October 2, 1917 Arrives Arrives Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
October 10, 1917 Attached Attached to the 14th Canadian Machine Gun Company.
October 28, 1917 Admitted No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
October 30, 1917 Admitted No. 15 Casualty Clearing Station for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 4, 1917 Admitted No. 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples France for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 8, 1917 Discharged To Canadian Base Depot Hospital for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 9, 1917 Arrives Arrives No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France.
November 24, 1917 Leaves Leaves above to join the 18th Battalion.
November 24, 1917 Arrives Arrives Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
December 2, 1917 Joined Joined the 18th Battalion “In the Field”. The Battalion is stationed in the Rouvroy Sector and on this date the War Diary relates:

 

“Position as shown yesterday. Wiring party of 2 Officers and 30 o.r.s put out 60 yds of single apron wire in front for trench to T.24.c.90.50 to T.24.c.80.70. 2 o.r.s arrived as reinforcements.”

December 4, 1917 Transferred To No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station.
December 5, 1917 Admitted “Dangerously Ill.” No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station.
December 8, 1917 “Condition Improved”
January 2, 1918 Admitted No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples for a gastric ulcer.
January 16, 1918 Admitted Transported to England and admitted to the South General Hospital, Stourbridge, England.
February 5, 1918 Admitted Woodcote Park Hospital for same.
February 11, 1918 Admitted Manor, London, England.
April 24, 1918 Admitted Woodcote Park Hospital for same.
May 6, 1918 Posted Posted to 4th Reserve Battalion.
May 9, 1918 Discharged
August 18, 1918 Stuck Off Strength S.O.S. 4th Reserve Battalion to the 18th Battalion.
October 19, 1918 Admitted 18th General Hosptial, Camiers. PUO.
November 3, 1918 Admitted No. 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples.
November 5, 1918 Admitted No. 5 Convalescent Depot, Etaples.
November 11, 1918 Discharged To Canadian Base Depot, Etaples.
April 4, 1919 Struck Off Strength S.O.S. from 18th Battalion to the Canadian General Base Depot (C.G.B.D.), Ripon, England.
April 28, 1919 Transferred Transferred to Western Ontario Regimental Depot (W.O.R.D.).
May 12, 1919 Medical Examination Medical exam in preparation for transport to Canada. Ripon, England.
May 16, 1919 Dental Examination Dental exam in preparation for transport to Canada. Ripon, England.
May 26, 1919 Struck Off Strength S.O.S. to “O” Wing, C.C.C., Whitley.
June 23, 1919 Struck Off Strength S.O.S. from “O” Wing, C.C.C., Whitley to Canada.
July 4, 1919 Discharged Discharged at Station “K”
April 6, 1943 Passes Away Buried at Windsor Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario.