Turner, Gordon James: Service no. 880729

Digitized Service Record

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

Find-A-Grave

Gathering Our Heroes

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.

DateEventRemarks
May 12, 1895BornBorn at Howard, Kent County, Ontario, Canada. Born to James and Jessie Turner.
April 15, 1916EnlistsThis 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, 1916VaccinatedAttempted. Failed. Reason not noted.
May 15, 1916VaccinatedAttempted. Failed. Reason not noted.
July 4, 1916InoculatedAnti-Typhoid.
July 13, 1916InoculatedAnti-Typhoid.
July 19, 1916Vaccinated and Inoculated 
December 4, 1916AdmittedMilitary Hospital, London, Ontario.
December 12, 1916DischargedMilitary Hospital, London, Ontario.
March 28, 1917Unit SailsEmbarks Halifax.
April 1917Assigns PayAssigns $20.00 per month to his mother, Mrs. Jessie Turner.
April 7, 1917Unit ArrivesUnit arrives aboard the S.S. Lapland. Debarks Liverpool.
April 20, 1917Taken On StrengthT.O.S. with the 4th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott, England.
May 7, 1917AdmittedConnaught Hospital, Aldershot, England.
June 16, 1917DischargedConnaught Hospital, Aldershot, England.
September 26, 1917Proceeds OverseasProceeds overseas to join the 18th Battalion.
September 27, 1917ArrivesArrives No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France.
October 2, 1917ArrivesArrives Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
October 10, 1917AttachedAttached to the 14th Canadian Machine Gun Company.
October 28, 1917AdmittedNo. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
October 30, 1917AdmittedNo. 15 Casualty Clearing Station for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 4, 1917AdmittedNo. 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples France for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 8, 1917DischargedTo Canadian Base Depot Hospital for pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
November 9, 1917ArrivesArrives No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France.
November 24, 1917LeavesLeaves above to join the 18th Battalion.
November 24, 1917ArrivesArrives Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
December 2, 1917JoinedJoined 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, 1917TransferredTo No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station.
December 5, 1917Admitted“Dangerously Ill.” No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station.
December 8, 1917 “Condition Improved”
January 2, 1918AdmittedNo. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples for a gastric ulcer.
January 16, 1918AdmittedTransported to England and admitted to the South General Hospital, Stourbridge, England.
February 5, 1918AdmittedWoodcote Park Hospital for same.
February 11, 1918AdmittedManor, London, England.
April 24, 1918AdmittedWoodcote Park Hospital for same.
May 6, 1918PostedPosted to 4th Reserve Battalion.
May 9, 1918Discharged 
August 18, 1918Stuck Off StrengthS.O.S. 4th Reserve Battalion to the 18th Battalion.
October 19, 1918Admitted18th General Hosptial, Camiers. PUO.
November 3, 1918AdmittedNo. 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples.
November 5, 1918AdmittedNo. 5 Convalescent Depot, Etaples.
November 11, 1918DischargedTo Canadian Base Depot, Etaples.
April 4, 1919Struck Off StrengthS.O.S. from 18th Battalion to the Canadian General Base Depot (C.G.B.D.), Ripon, England.
April 28, 1919TransferredTransferred to Western Ontario Regimental Depot (W.O.R.D.).
May 12, 1919Medical ExaminationMedical exam in preparation for transport to Canada. Ripon, England.
May 16, 1919Dental ExaminationDental exam in preparation for transport to Canada. Ripon, England.
May 26, 1919Struck Off StrengthS.O.S. to “O” Wing, C.C.C., Whitley.
June 23, 1919Struck Off StrengthS.O.S. from “O” Wing, C.C.C., Whitley to Canada.
July 4, 1919DischargedDischarged at Station “K”
April 6, 1943Passes AwayBuried at Windsor Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: