Ziegler, Osman “Ozzie” Frederick: Service no. 54064

Digitized Service Record

Source: Per photograph contributed to 18th Battalion Facebook Group by JoAnn Malysh.


Summary of Service for Osman Ziegler, Reg. No. 54064[i]

November 10, 1896BornBorn at Elmira, Ontario.
October 28, 1914EnlistsEnlists with the 18th Battalion at Guelph, Ontario. He lists J.L Ziegler (father) residing at 11 Charles Street, Guelph, Ontario as his next of kin. He is 5’6” tall and has a fair complexion and his eyes are blue. He is assigned to the Base Company.
November 12, 1914Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
November 23, 1914Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
April 1915Assigns PayAssigns $10.00 per month to his father, J.L. Ziegler. Later this assigned pay is increased to $15.00 per month.
April 29, 1915ArrivesArrives with Battalion at Avonmouth, England after transiting the Atlantic from Halifax.
June 29, 1915AdmittedAdmitted to 1st North General Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Syphilis. Notes indicate he stayed at the “Tent Hospital” at St. Martins Plain.
July 12, 1915Stoppage of PayCharged for the loss of a shirt and fork.
July 23, 1915DischargedDischarged from 1st North General Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
August 28, 1915AssignedAssigned to “B” Company.
September 1, 1915AssignedAssigned the role of Drummer.
September 9, 1915AssignedAssigned from “B” to “D” Company.
September 15, 1915ArrivesArrives France with the 18th Battalion as it is deployed to active front-line service with the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
December 3, 1915WoundedWounded G.S.W. upper left arm and transferred to No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance.
December 4, 1915TransferredTransferred to No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station.
December 6, 1915AdmittedAdmitted to No. 8 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France due to G.S.W. upper left arm.
December 10, 1915In TransitAboard the Hospital Ship “Newhaven” from France to England.
December 10, 1915AdmittedManor House Hospital, Folkestone, England.
December 12, 1915TransferredTransferred from the 18th Battalion to the 36th Battalion and taken in strength with the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre.
December 24, 1915TransferredTransferred from C.C.A.C. to Canadian Convalescent Depot.
January 4, 1916AdmittedAdmitted Epsom for GSW arm.
February 15, 1916TransferredTransferred to C.C.A.C.
August 1, 1916DischargedDischarged Epsom.
August 2, 1916ReportsReports to C.C.A.C. in Folkestone.
October 23, 1916Ceases AttachmentCeases to be attached to C.C.A.C.
November 14, 1916AdmittedAdmitted at Canadian Hospital, Etchinghill, Lyminge for syphilis.
December 16, 1916DischargedDischarged from Canadian Hospital, Etchinghill, Lymingne after treatment.
January 7, 1918Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
January 17, 1918Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
April 20, 1917TransferredTransferred from 2nd C.C.D. to the 4th Reserve Battalion at Hastings.
November 11, 1917AdmittedFelshaw Park, St. Leonards-on-See for gas wounds due to gas shell.
December 13, 1917Discharged and transferred.Discharged from Felshaw Park and transferred to No. 14 Canadian Hospital, Mears, Eastbourne, Sussex.
December 12, 1917Medical Report“Much improved.”
December 15, 1917Medical ReportRecommends discharge.
December 21, 1917DischargedDischarged from No. 14 Canadian Hospital.
March 8, 1918TransferredTransferred from the Western Ontario Regimental Depot to the 4th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott.
May 7, 1918Promoted“To be Lance-Corporal with pay.”
January 1, 1919PromotedTo be Acting/Corporal with pay.
January 6, 1919AWLAppears to be absent without leave and the order to promote him to acting corporal is rescinded.
February 10, 1919Struck off StrengthStuck of Strength to Military District No. 1.
February 20, 1919Struck off StrengthStruck off strength and proceeding to Canada.
February 28, 1919Taken on StrengthTaken on Strength at London, Ontario at No. 1 District Depot.
March 21, 1919Medical for DischargeMedical at No. 1 District Depot.
March 25, 1919DischargedDischarged at London, Ontario at the rank of Corporal. He had a G.S.W. left arm and a “TATTOO BULL DOG AND FLAG LEFT FOREARM “EGLAND”. His intended place of residence was 11 Charles Street, Guelph, Ontario.

[i] Some entries have been omitted for clarity. These appear to be administrative in nature i.e. transfers in paper.

Canadian Casualties London Advertiser December 15 1915 Page 9
London Advertiser. December 15, 1915. Page 9.

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