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2nd Canadian Field Ambulance

 

 

 

 

15.10.14 Plymouth

 

Arrived in Plymouth Harbour on board transport Laurentic anchored off Devonport. Fine weather.

 

 

16.10.14 Devonport

 

Anchored in Harbour. Fine weather.

 

 

17.10.14 Devonport 9am

 

Docked at 10:30am

 

 

From Laurentic 7 Officers, 119 NCOs and men

From Cassandra 2 Officers, 70 NCOs and men

From Arcadian 2 Officers, 62 NCOs and men

 

 

No trace or word what transport has my Horses, Wagons & equipment and stores. Fine weather.

7:30pm

 

Disembarked and marched 4 miles to North Road Station. Arrived there at 8:45pm. Left Station at 11pm for Lavington.

 

 

18.10.14 Lavington ?:30am

 

Left Lavington for West Down South Camp, Salisbury Plains

6:30am

 

Arrived at 6:20am

 

 

19.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP 2pm

 

Major Bentley with 1 Officer and 70 NCOs and men arrived from Transport Cassandra.

 

 

20.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Capt Brown left for Plymouth to enquire about our Horses, Wagons, Equipment and Stores. Ordered to act as a Clearing Hospital for West Down South Camp 2nd and 3rd Brigades. Fine weather.

 

 

21.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Fine weather.

 

 

22.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Rained all last night. Cold. Word that our Horses would arrive at Amesbury tonight; sent Capt Musson, 1 NCO and 35 men to get them. They left here at 5pm.

5pm

Raining.

 

 

23.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

34 Horses arrived today. Rained all day. Capt Mox left for Southampton to look for our Stores, which arrived there. Ambulance wagons, service wagons broken and some stores missing.

 

 

24.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP 8am

 

Raining.

11:30am

 

Inspected by Lord Roberts.

 

 

25.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Rained all day.

 

 

26.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Cold high winds. Ground in Camp becoming soft and muddy. 5 wagons arrived from Amesbury.

 

 

27.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Cold, wet.

 

 

28.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Cold, raining.

 

 

29.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Cold, raining heavy.

 

 

30.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Cold, rain. Ground all over Camp soft, muddy.

 

 

31.10.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Cold and rain.

 

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Exp Can Fd Amb

 

 

1.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Rain.

 

 

2.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

 

Rain

 

 

3.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Raining all day, Camp in a very disagreeable condition on account of mud.

 

 

4.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Fine weather.

11:30am

Paraded. Inspected by the King and Queen accompanied by Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener.

 

 

5.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Raining in the morning.

 

 

6.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Raining hard all day.

 

 

7.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, fine.

 

 

8.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, fine.

 

 

9.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, cold.

 

 

10.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Cloudy, rain in afternoon.

 

 

11.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Rain and wind. Ground very soft and muddy. Camp very uncomfortable.

 

 

12.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Rain.

 

 

13.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Rain. Tactical exercise for Officers postponed on amount of rain.

 

 

14.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Fair and cold. Changed our Camp Grounds on account of mud.

 

 

15.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear in morning; rained in afternoon.

 

 

16.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Fair, nice weather.

 

 

17.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear and cold. Tactical exercise for Commanding Officers.

 

 

18.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Cold, frost and ice.

 

 

19.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Cold, frost, ice, foggy; rained during afternoon.

 

 

20.11.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Cold, fine. Gen Alderston lectured to the Officers.

 

 

Rest of month missing

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Exp Can Fd Amb

 

 

1.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Weather fine.

 

 

2.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Weather fine, windy, cold.

 

 

3.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Weather fine, cold.

 

 

4.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Rained hard all day; hail storm, high winds, causing considerable damage throughout the Camp.

 

 

The large Hospital tent containing 16 patients blown down and torn. Patients removed to Canteen Hut of Dickenson & Co.

 

 

Officers’ large Mess tent of Harrods blew down, also four of our Officers’ tents and several of the men’s tents.

 

 

The Acetylene Gas Plant in Hospital tent destroyed. This apparatus is too delicate for active work; we are unable to procure carbide fine enough for it.

 

 

A number of the flies for Hubert tents blown entirely away and several Bell tents torn.

 

 

Officers’ received their meals from Sergeants’ Mess today.

 

 

5.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Raining off and on all day. cold.

 

 

6.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, cold, ice this am. Raining afternoon and night.

 

 

7.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear this am. Raining in afternoon. Hospital tent repatched this morning. High winds this afternoon again blew it down. The ground is so soft down to the chalk level that tent pegs and posts have no hold.

 

 

8.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Sun shining bright am, rain at noon, clear the rest of the day. [Officers left Harrods Mess which blew down and transferred to the one West of it, where Corps of Signallers Mess (is located)].

 

 

9.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear weather all day. Camp becoming more soft and muddy.

 

 

Bugler W Rees 29486 from 16th Bn taken on our strength from 1.12.14. Rained hard tonight.

 

 

10.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, cold weather all day. ADMS met all the Med Officers of this Camp at 5pm.

 

 

11.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear in morning. Went for Tactical exercise at Netheravon Downs 10:45am. Raining hard at 12 noon. Gen Alderson dismissed Parade.

8pm

Major Hardy reported from Lavington that Pte Charles Matthews 33217 fell down an unused well during the discharge of his duty in that region. Raining at night.

 

 

12.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Raining all day. Pte Charles Matthews body recovered from the well, which was 226 ft deep. Cabled Father and telegraphed Aunt.

 

 

13.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Rain nearly all day and night.

 

 

14.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Fine, clear. Mass at 8am for late Pte Charles Matthews.

 

 

15.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, fine weather. Funeral of Pte Charles Matthews to English Church, Tilshead at 2pm.

 

 

16.12.14 West Down South Camp, SP

Clear, cold. Sect B & C ordered to West Down North to act as Clearing Hospital and are established there.

 

 

Rest of month missing

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Exp Can Fd Amb

 

 

1.1.15 West Down North

 

Rained all day. Orders to accompany Maj Chisholm to Market Lavington and inspect buildings for Hospital and billets for A & B Section. C Section to see Shrewton & Wilton.

 

 

2.1.15 West Down North

 

Fine day, morning and afternoon. Heavy rain at night. Maj Chisholm, Col Bridges and Col McPherson inspected Manor House, Market Lavington and decided it would accommodate A & B Section, No 2 Field Ambulance as a Clearing Hospital and detachment of No 2 Gen Hospital. Col Burstall gave us instructions to take possession, also the Chief of Police, Devizes.

 

 

3.1.15 West Down North

 

Raining hard all day. A & B Sections moved to Manor House, Market Lavington, leaving at 11am and arriving 1:30pm.

 

 

Manor House, Market Lavington

A Section established Clearing Hospital ready to receive patients. Detachment of No 2 Gen Hospital quartered with us to do duty for three Artillery Brigades, RCHA and Ammunition Column.

 

 

4.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine all day. C Sect at Wilton Town Hall.

 

 

5.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain off and on all day.

 

 

6.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain in morning, clear in afternoon, rain in evening.

 

 

7.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain morning and afternoon, clear at night.

 

 

8.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Clear, mist, all day. Bmdr C/41001 J F Kennedy, 5th Bty, 2nd Bde admitted at 11:30am with Cerebrospinal Meningitis.

 

 

9.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Clear, fine day. Patients in Hospital yesterday morning 27; discharged 7; admitted 7; remaining 27.

 

 

10.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain off and on all day. Patients in Hospital Jan 9th 27; discharged 14; admitted 8; remaining 21.

 

 

11.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain, snow. Fine in afternoon. Patients in Hospital Jan 10th 21; discharged 10; admitted 8; remaining 19.

 

 

12.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine, clear day. Patients in Hospital Jan 11th 19; discharged 0; admitted 5; remaining 24.

 

 

13.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain all last night and off and on all day. Patients remaining in Hospital Jan 12th 24; admitted 12; discharged 3; remaining 33.

 

 

14.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain off and on all day. Patients remaining in Hospital Jan 13th 33; admitted 10; discharged 3; remaining 40.

 

 

15.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Cold, snow, misty all day. Patients remaining in Hospital Jan 14th 40; admitted 0; discharged 3; transferred 2; remaining 35.

 

 

16.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine, clear day; sun shining all day. Patients in Hospital Jan 15th 35; admitted 10; discharged 5; remaining 40.

 

 

17.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Patients remaining in Hospital Jan 16th 40; Jan 17th 35; discharged Jan 16th 7; Jan 17th 6; transferred Jan 16th 4; Jan 17th 0; admitted Jan 16th 6; Jan 17th 2.

 

 

18.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Sun shining. Patients remaining in Hospital today 31; discharged 3; transferred 0; admitted 7.

 

 

19.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Cold, frost, cloudy all day. Patients in the Hospital today 35; discharged 0; transferred 0; admitted 11.

 

 

Sergeant E S Jeffrey 32968, having received a commission as Lieut, is transferred to the Depot Med Stores Jan 8th. 33206 Pte S S Woodman transferred to ADMS Office is struck off our strength from Jan 15th.

 

 

20.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Raining most of the day. Patients in Hospital this morning 46; admitted 3; discharged 6.

 

 

21.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Rain in morning, sunshine in afternoon and hail storm. Patients in Hospital this morning 43; admitted 2; discharged or transferred 1.

 

 

22.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Snow about 1 inch this morning. Patients in Hospital this morning 44; admitted 1; discharged or transferred 23.

 

 

23.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Weather clear and fine. Patients in Hospital this morning 22; admitted 6; discharged or transferred 4.

 

 

24.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Patients in Hospital this morning 24; admitted 1; discharged or transferred 0.

 

 

25.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Capt J J Fraser fractured lower end of Fibula of the left Foot. Patients in Hospital this morning 25; admitted 3; discharged or transferred 1.

 

 

26.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Recalled all on leave to return at once. Patients in Hospital this morning 27; admitted 3; discharged or transferred 11.

 

 

27.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Patients in Hospital this morning 19; admitted 3; discharged or transferred 5.

 

 

28.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Fine weather all day. Patients in Hospital this morning 17; admitted 10; discharged or transferred 6.

 

 

29.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Weather very fine all day. Patients in Hospital this morning 21; admitted 2; discharged or transferred 8.

 

 

30.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Snow storm, slight flurries. Patients in Hospital this morning 15; admitted 3; discharged or transferred 2.

 

 

31.1.15 Manor House, Market Lavington

Heavy rain during the night; snow storm heavy in the morning. DMS called and inspected the Hospital. Patients in Hospital this morning 16; admitted 0; discharged or transferred 0.

 

 

32975 Sergeant Rees transferred to Capt Howlett, Larkhill. Struck off strength 29.1.15. 29486 Pte Rees transferred to Capt Howlett, Larkhill. Struck off strength 29.1.15. 32970 Staff Sergeant White transferred to Medical Stores, Southampton. Struck off strength 31.1.15.

 

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 FA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bardess

4.12.14 query

 

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Ron Clifton

Flies, I think - presumably the flaps which could be fastened across the tent entrance. If they were unfastened it is easy to see how they might have been damaged or torn off in a high wind.

 

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Bardess

Thanks for confirming it, Ron, that's all I could see too

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seaJane

Ha. I had ancestors in Market Lavington, the Gauntlett family.

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Bardess

 

1.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Weather fine. Bright sunshine. Patients in Hospital this morning 20; admitted 0; discharged or transferred 4

 

2.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Rain all day, very heavy at night. Patients in Hospital 17; admitted 0; discharged 2.

 

3.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Raw damp day. Major Snell and C Section reported back. Handed Clearing Hospital over to No 2 General Hospital.

 

4.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Raining in morning. Left here for White City to be reviewed by His Majesty the King at 5am. Arrived there at 8:15. Returned here at 4:30pm.

 

5.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Raw cold windy day.

 

6.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Raw in morning. Rain and high wind at night.

 

7.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Raw high winds and rain.

 

8.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Sunshine until 10am. Rain, very heavy till noon then dull all afternoon. Orders to entrain in 2 Train loads at 6:50 and 8:50pm tomorrow night. The following attached and taken on our strength from Feb 6th with 4 wagons and 8 horses:

 

Pte Sage, Russell 30415

Pte Dennet, James 30057 [John?]

Pte Noel, Romeo 35502

Pte Tomlinson, A E 30027

 

9.2.15 Manor House, Littleton Panell

Weather cold and clear. 1st Train load left Lavington Station 6:10pm; 2nd Train load left Lavington Station 7:15pm. Arrived at Avonmouth: 1st Train load 8pm; 2nd Train load 10:30pm. Embarked on City of Dunkirk at 1am Feb 10th.

 

10.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

On board at Dock all day. Fine clear day.

 

11.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

Left Dock 3am. Something wrong with water pipe to the boilers – docked 3:30am. Remained at Dock all day. Fair weather. Capt F Foulkes, HQ Staff 2nd Inf Bde took sick with Influenza and was transferred to 2nd Southern Hospital, Avonmouth.

 

12.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

Left Dock 3am. Weather fine.

 

13.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

Storm, very rough, raining, great many sea sick.

 

14.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

Still rough and raining, arrived at St Nazaire 10am. Went into lock and dock 8:45pm.

 

15.2.15 Steamer City Dunkirk

6am commenced to disembark. Stevedores and Stokers all drunk. We had to man the winches ourselves. Entrained at 10:30pm.

 

16 – 18.2.15

On train to Strazeele; arrived there at 8pm, disentrained and went into billets in Strazeele.

 

19.2.15 Strazeele

Hospital in School House; Interpreter Henrik Mahuizer reported for duty. Clear cold weather.

 

20.2.15 Strazeele

Fair and clear. Review by C in C General French. 7 Motor Ambulances, Drivers and Orderlies with Sergt in Charge taken on our strength today.

 

21.2.15 Strazeele

Maj Bentley, Snell, Hardy and 14 men with 2 Ambulance wagons and water cart went with 2nd Inf Bde to the trenches this morning. Weather fine and warm.

 

22.2.15 Strazeele

Cold, misty all day. Patients evacuated from Hospital 3.

 

23.2.15 Strazeele

Cold, clear. Capt Burgess and 33039 Hugh Carrick reported to 19th Field Ambulance for training till March 2nd. Capt Brown and Cpl Mackillop and 33062 Pte David Finnie and Pte 33224 John Carrick reported to No 16 Field Ambulance for duty with one Motor Ambulance. Patients evacuated from Hospital today 4.

 

24.2.15 Strazeele

Cold rain. Evacuated from Hospital 0.

 

25.2.15 Strazeele

Snow storm in the morning, rain at night. Evacuated from Hospital 4.

 

26.2.15 Strazeele

Cold, clear this morning. Evacuated from Hospital 0.

 

27.2.15 Strazeele

Fine clear day. Evacuated from Hospital 2. Casualty 33019 Pte J Bowler transferred to Hazebrouck.

 

28.2.15 Strazeele

Fine clear day. Sunshine in morning. Evacuated from Hospital 11.

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Can FA

 

1.3.15 Strazeele

Clear and cold. Ready to move at 12 noon, order not to move till 2pm. Moved off at 2pm in the direction of Sailly; arrived there at 7pm and went into billets at Bac St Maur where No 21 B Fl Amb are.

 

2.3.15 Bac St Maur

No 21 BFA unable to give up Clearing Hospital so we established a temporary station to receive the Canadians.

 

3.3.15 Bac St Maur

Raining. BFA left at 2pm and we took over all their billets and stations.

 

4.3.15 Bac St Maur

Clear and fine. Transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Merville. 16578 Pte Ralph Munger, 7th Inf Bn died from bullet wound in head at 2:20pm today, received last Sacrament from local Priest. DMS visited us today.

 

5.3.15 Bac St Maur

Rain. We are running a Bathing and Washing house for the men from the trenches at Fleurbaix and give the men clean underwear. 425 passed through yesterday. Rev Father Capt E G Doe reported and taken on our strength from this date. C41070 Dvr Bertrand, [not found] 2nd Artillery Bde Cerebrospinal Meningitis [March 8/13 report this is not Cerebrospinal] transferred to No 6 Casualty Hospital, Merville, sick 16; wounded 4.

 

6.3.15 Bac St Maur

Raining. 16598 Pte Ralph Munger, 7th Can Inf Bty buried in village Cemetery by Rev Father Capt E G Doe. Transferred to No 6 Casualty Hospital, Merville, sick 12; wounded 0.

 

7.3.15 Bac St Maur

Rain in morning, clear in afternoon, rain at night. Fleurbaix shelled this morning. Transferred to No 6 Casualty Station, Merville, sick 5, wounded 3.

 

8.3.15 Bac St Maur

Cold high winds. Transferred to No 6 Casualty St, Merville, sick 5, wounded 2. Fleurbaix shelled this morning, civilians wounded.

 

9.3.15 Bac St Maur

Cold, hard frost. Transferred to No 6 Casualty St, Merville, sick 12, wounded 6. Casualties No 2 FA 33136 Pte T H Cook Morgan. 33004 Cpl Acting Sgt Bailey reduced to the ranks.

 

10.3.15 Bac St Maur

Cold, clear frost. Casualties to No 6 CS, Merville, sick 8, wounded 3. 23644 Pte Joseph Dugre, 12th Bn as orderly for Hos. Capt Father Doe reported this morning.

 

11.3.15 Bac St Maur

Cold, cloudy. Casualties to No 6 CS, Merville, sick 5, wounded 5. Moved Dressing Station and rest of Unit up to Rue Biache Road; was yds NE of Advanced Dressing Station. Arrived at 7pm.

 

12.3.15 Fleurbaix on Rue Biache

Clear, fine. Advanced Dressing Station moved forward to Cor [?] on the right side of the road on which 2nd Bde HQ are, South of it. Casualties to 9am, sick 14, wounded 6.

 

13.3.15 Fleurbaix on Rue Biache

Clear, fine. Casualties to 9am, sick 14, wounded 6.

 

14.3.15 Fleurbaix on Rue Biache

Clear and fine today. Casualties to 9am today, sick 11, wounded 4.

 

15.3.15 Fleurbaix on Rue Biache

Fine, warm weather. Casualties to 9am today, sick 9, wounded 9.

 

16.3.15 Fleurbaix on Rue Biache

Dull, cold, looks like rain. Casualties to 9am today, sick 7, wounded 1.

2pm

Removed our Dressing Station to original Station Bac St Maur.

 

17.3.15 Bac St Maur

Dull, heavy weather. Casualties to 9am today, sick 5, wounded 5. 19928 Pte Adrian Vuilleumier died at 10pm from GSW in Abdomen. Buried by his Regiment.

 

18.3.15 Bac St Maur

Dull, raw morning. 34153 Pte Clifford Albert LeBrocq reported here on March 1st and is taken on our strength from that date. Casualties to 9am today, sick 9, wounded 7.

 

19.3.15 Bac St Maur

Snow during the night. Casualties to 9am today, sick 3, wounded 1.

 

20.3.15 Bac St Maur

Snow last night, cold and raw today. Casualties to 9am today, sick 7, wounded 3.

 

21.3.15 Bac St Maur

Bright sunshine, spring day. Casualties to 9am today, sick 17, wounded 0. 33019 Pte J Bowler taken on our strength from March 21st. 33852 Pte A Leiper taken on our strength from March 21st.

 

22.3.15 Bac St Maur

Fine sunshine, spring day. Casualties to 9am today, sick 1, wounded 1.

 

23.3.15 Bac St Maur

Dull, raw morning. Casualties to 9am today, sick 4, wounded 0. 32988 Cpl A Samuels [not found] is promoted to Sergeant from 22nd Feb.

 

24.3.15 Bac St Maur

Rainy day. Casualties to 9am, sick 9, wounded 2.

 

25.3.15 Bac St Maur

Raining all day. Casualties to 9am, sick – Imp 2, Can 5, wounded Can 2. B Sect left at 9am for Neuf Berquin to establish a Divisional Rest Station.

 

26.3.15 Bac St Maur

Fine, clear morning. Cold. Casualties to 9am, sick 9, wounded 1. Left Bac St Maur at 9:30am for Neuf Berquin with the remainder of No 2 Fl Amb with the exception of Capt McKillop and a small detachment left at Wash House at Fleurbaix.

 

27.3.15 Neuf Berquin

Cold clear day. Casualties to 9am today, sick 10, wounded 1. 34148 Pte G Isnor reported here and taken on our strength from 23rd March.

 

28.3.15 Neuf Berquin

Cold. Frost. Casualties to 9am today, sick 4, wounded 1. 33133 Pte T A McGuire sent to Merville. Sprained ankle.

 

29.3.15 Neuf Berquin

Cold, frost this morning. Casualties to 9am today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

30.3.15 Neuf Berquin

Cold, frost last night. Casualties to 9am today, sick 3, wounded 0.

 

31.3.15 Neuf Berquin

Cold, windy, dust. Casualties to 9am today, sick 2, wounded 0.

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Fl Amb, 1st Canadian Div

 

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Bardess

1.4.15 Neuf Berquin

Nice spring morning. Casualties to 9am today, sick 2, wounded 0.

 

2.4.15 Neuf Berquin

Fine weather, warm. Casualties to 9am today, sick 3, wounded 0.

 

3.4.15 Neuf Berquin

Raining. Casualties to 9am today, sick 12, wounded 0.

 

33852 Pte A Leiper struck off our strength from April 2nd and transferred to Canadian CCS.

 

4.4.15 Neuf Berquin

Raining. Church Parade 8:45am. Easter Sunday, Holy Communion. Casualties to 9am today, sick 12, wounded 0.

 

5.4.15 Neuf Berquin 8:15am

Left here for Steenvoorde. Arrived at 2:20pm. Raining all the time. Casualties to 9am today, sick 15, wounded 0.

 

6.4.15 Steenvoorde

Fine, sunshine weather. Casualties to 9am today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

7.4.15 Steenvoorde

Fine, warm weather. Casualties to 9am today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

8.4.15 Steenvoorde

Raining. Casualties to 9am today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

9.4.15 Steenvoorde

Fine warm weather today. Casualties to 9am today, sick 5, wounded 0.

 

10.4.15 Steenvoorde

Rain, clear at 8am. Casualties to 9am today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

33027 Pte W Calbert evacuated to No 10 Clearing Station. Abscess and Tonsillitis.

Staff Sergt George Goffart, Belgian Interpreter, reported here and taken on our strength from this date. Pte Coutts, A E, Pte Hillen, S M, Pte Warner, A reported here today and taken on our strength from this date.

 

11.4.15 Steenvoorde

Fine bright day. Inspected by the GOC. Casualties to 12 noon today, sick 7, wounded 1.

 

12.4.15 Steenvoorde

Nice bright sunshine. Casualties to noon today, sick 3, wounded 0.

 

13.4.15 Steenvoorde

Dull. Looks like rain. Casualties to noon today, sick 14, wounded 0.

 

14.4.15 Steenvoorde

Dull, heavy day. Looks like rain. OC and 4 Ambulance motors with 4 stretcher squads left here for Ypres at 8am. Arrived at Ypres and established Dressing Station at 9am. Went to Wieltje, established Advanced Dressing Station.

6pm Ypres

The rest of the Unit left Steenvoorde at 11am and arrived at Ypres at 6pm. Casualties to noon today, sick 6, wounded 0.

 

15.4.15 Ypres

Fine sunshine. Casualties to noon today, sick 0, wounded 0.

 

16.4.15 Ypres

Fine day. The following Motor Ambulance drivers reported from the ASC and taken on our strength from April 13th:

16647 Pte Gray, R M

36127 Pte Hurt, C J

36192 Pte Shadwell, M L

20194 Pte Sherman, P

36187 Pte Stokes, D H

vice the following British Motor Drivers recalled:

032906 Pte Fisk, R W

032908 Pte Haddow, H W

032772 Pte Peters, T

033047 Pte Waters, S

032916 Pte Willy, T M

 

Casualties to noon today, sick 8, wounded 19.

 

17.4.15 Ypres

Fine bright sunshine day. Casualties to noon today, sick 6, wounded 9.

 

18.4.15 Ypres

Fine bright day. Casualties to noon today, sick 9, wounded 4.

 

19.4.15 Ypres

Fine warm weather. Ypres bombarded by the Germans this morning commencing about 11am. A few casualties. Capt F A C Scrimger, AMC, reported here and attach as supernumerary from this date. Casualties to noon today, sick 11, wounded 10, including two cases of measles.

 

20.4.15 Ypres

Dull raw morning. Casualties to noon today, sick 8, wounded 8.

 

21.4.15 Ypres

Fine clear day. Casualties to noon today, sick 4, wounded 6.

 

22.4.15 Ypres

Fine bright day. Casualties to noon today, sick 4, wounded 11.

4:30pm

B & C Section ordered to Oosthoek, A Section to remain as Dressing Station in Ypres.

6pm Oosthoek

Arrived here.

10pm Oosthoek

Bearers, Motor Ambulances and horse Ambulance left for the Advanced Dressing Station, Wieltje.

 

23.4.15 Oosthoek 9am

Fine clear day. Major Hardy reports from Dressing Station in Ypres, Germans shelled Ypres all night. Big shells bursting around Dressing Station the whole night. Dressed and evacuated over 200 cases.

10am

Bearers from No 7 Fd Amb arrived here early this morning, 2:30am, and left at 10am for the Advanced Dressing Station, St Jean. A Section, under Major Hardy, forced to retire their Dressing Station [on account of shell fire in Ypres] to point H.12.c Ypres Sheet No 28.

1pm

C Section, under Major Snell, left for school in Brielen and established Dressing Station there.

5pm

A Section order up to take over school at Brielen. C Section to proceed to Chateau H.6.b Sheet 28 Ypres and establish Dressing Station. B Section, under Major Bentley, ordered from Oosthoek to School House at Brielen.

6pm Brielen

A & B Section acting as Dressing Station in School House, Brielen. C Section as Dressing Station at Chateau H.6.c Ypres 28 clearing from Advanced Dressing station B.25.a Ypres 28.

 

24.4.15 Brielen 9am

Fine clear day. Casualties at A & B Dressing Station 455; C Dressing Station 150; deaths 2 from wounds received in action:

8465 Pte F Carpenter, East Yorks Regt. Buried 24.4.15 in School Grounds, Brielen 100 yds SE of School

5804 Pte F Bignell, D Coy, 3rd Middlesex Regt. Buried in same place as above.

6pm

Being shelled here, retired my Dressing Station to Vlamertinghe.

8pm

Established Dressing Station in School House Vlamertinghe H.9.b Ypres 28.

10pm

Wounded coming in fast.

12am

Wounded coming in in large numbers.

 

25.4.15 Vlamertinghe 9am

Nice warm day. Casualties to 9am 150 wounded. Casualties to 6pm 445 wounded. Deaths 5 from wounds in action:

4508 Pte B Butler, 1st York & Lanc Regt

1994 Pte W Lyons, 1st/4th East Yorks

6502 Pte H Smith, 1st Canadian Bn

16851 Pte A J Ellis, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

2/Lieut H B Neely, 1st Suffolks

all buried in Military burying ground, Vlamertinghe.

10pm

Wounded coming in fast.

12am

Wounded coming in fast.

 

26.4.15 Vlamertinghe 9am

Fine clear, nice day. Battle still raging fiercely. Casualties to 9am today, wounded 407, killed 1. Capt Mugson reported back from 8th Bn. Capt Jeffs reported and taken on our strength from this date. Capt Poisson attached to us for duty from this date. Bearer subdivisions sent to Hilhoek L.20.c Sheet 27.

 

27.4.15 Vlamertinghe

Fine bright day.

6322 Pte O Duffy died 26.4.15 from wounds received in action, buried in Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe.

Fateh-Jang died 27.4.15 from wounds received in action, buried in Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe.

8158 Pte M Clancy died 27.4.15 from wounds received in action. Buried at Dressing Station, Brielen.

Casualties: British 490, Indian 365.

Capt Brown and 8 Bearers left for 8th Bn.

 

28.4.15 Vlamertinghe

Fine bright day. Evacuations British 141, Indian 50, Dead 1. Shelling all day.

10585 Cpl C F Charlton, 4th Bn died 27.4.15 from wounds received in action. Buried in Military Cemetery at Vlamertinghe.

10:30am

Ordered to assemble Unit at Ouderdom and bivouac.

2pm Ouderdom

In bivouac here.

 

29.4.15 Ouderdom 9am

Fine bright day. Muster parade of No 2 Can Fd Amb since battle 22nd-27th. Dead:

33011 Pte Bacon, Harry John killed in action 24.4.15

33152 Pte Pitts, Charles Louis killed in action 23.4.15

Wounded in action 22nd to 26th April:

32979 Sgt McKay, J W – died April 26th

32982 Sgt Cook, J W

33021 Sgt Baskett, W H

33090 Cpl Johnston, W J

28722 Pte Chester, R M

33035 Pte Collins, J

33047 Pte Dalton, J

33070 Pte Godfrey, S M

33132 Pte Mair, J B

33168 Act Sgt Shortill, R L

33175 Pte Stewart, J

33178 Pte Smith, S

33184 Pte Seale, T E

33216 Act Sgt Venn, C J

 

 

30.4.15 Ouderdom

Fine bright day.

33018 Pte Bethune, Harry Norman wounded April 29th in action, shrapnel, Vlamertinghe.

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC No 2 Canadian Field Ambulance

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1.5.15 Ouderdom

 

Fine sunshine.

1:30pm

 

Ordered to move to L.15.c with whole Unit.

4pm Hilhoek

 

Arrived and in bivouac L.15.c.5 Sheet 27

 

 

2.5.15 Hilhoek

 

Raining

1pm

 

C Section ordered to form Advanced Dressing Station H.2.c.2.7 left here 2:15pm Sheet 28. Equipment checked over. Lost during battle Ypres April 22-27: 1 Water Cart, 1 Cooks Wagon, 2 Cooks Stores

 

 

3.5.15 Hilhoek

 

Fine bright day. Capt Musson sent to act as MO, 8th Bn till reinforcement arrive. Major Snell to ADMS for duty – temporary.

 

 

4.5.15 Hilhoek

 

Rain last night. Very warm today.

 

 

5.5.15 Hilhoek

 

Fine warm day.

11pm

 

Left for our new billets at Outtersteene.

 

 

6.5.15 Outtersteene

 

Arrived at our new billet and went into bivouac. Fine weather today.

 

 

7.5.15 Outtersteene

 

Nice warm day. Capt H B Jeffs detailed as MO to 5th Bn till reinforcements arrive.

 

 

Notes on the Battle for Ypres April 19th to 29th, 1915

 

On the morning of Monday April 19th we had our Main Dressing Station at Ypres I.2.c.3.2 and our Advanced Dressing Station at Wieltje C.28.b [Sheet 28 Ypres]. At 11am shells fell in Ypres, close to our Dressing Station. Shrapnel and pieces of shell fell all day and night. A few casualties.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday and Wednesday April 20th and 21st shells fell at irregular intervals in Ypres.

 

 

 

Thursday April 22nd heavy shelling all morning, about a dozen casualties among the troops near our Dressing Station, none in our own Unit. Men ordered in unless on duty and to lie down flat when shells heard coming. This undoubtedly saved some of our men.

 

4:30pm

 

By orders of ADMS, B and C Sections were removed from Ypres, it being almost untenable and proceeded to Oosthoek. B and C bivouacked there.

 

 

 

A Section under Major E B Hardy with Capt J J Fraser, Capt D H McDougall and Capt E G Doe remained at the Dressing Station in Ypres with 3 Motor Ambulances and Water Cart. All our Bearers were at the Advanced Dressing Station, Wieltje C.28.c with 3 Motor and 3 Horse Ambulances and Water Cart.

 

 

 

From here very special reports reached me from Col Watson about the most excellent conduct and work of Capt T H McKillip [recommended for DSO]

 

 

 

Friday April 23rd 2:30am. The Bearers of No 1 Fd Amb arrived and went into bivouac with us at Oosthoek.

 

10am

 

Bearers of No 1 Fd Amb with all available Ambulance transport left for 3rd Brigade HQ near Wieltje C.27.b.

 

7:45am

 

Major E B Hardy reports from Dressing Station in Ypres that they were under continuous shell fire all night and that as soon as he could evacuate all the wounded he was going to move the DS.

 

10:30am

 

Major Hardy reports having dressed and evacuated during the night about 300 wounded soldiers and civilians and that he was compelled to move the Dressing Station to Cross Roads H.12.c where he was now established. Seven of our own Unit wounded.

 

12 noon

 

Order from ADMS to establish Dressing Station at the Brielen School House B.29.a. This was established then by B Section by 2pm under Major D B Bentley.

 

5pm

 

Ordered to establish another Dressing Station at Chateau Brielen H.6.b this being carried out by Major A E Snell. Capt F A C Scrimger ordered to 14th Bn as MO vice Capt Boyd wounded. Major E B Hardy was ordered to move his Dressing Station to School House, Brielen and assist B Section there. Expect heavy casualties from Advanced Dressing Stations along the Canal and at St Julien and St Jean and Wieltje. Report from Capt W A Burgess at Advanced Dressing Station, Wieltje that it was untenable and he had transferred into St Jean C.27.c. Two of our Unit wounded.

 

 

 

Very gratifying reports were received about the splendid skill and personal bravery of our bearers in this Section which was the worst section of them all to clear from.

 

 

 

The men frequently placing their wounded in ditches and lying flat to avoid shells. Where there was little protection, the wounded got the first choice. No wounded man received a second wound while in our charge.

 

 

 

The three Officers in this Section, Capts Burgess, Brown and McKillip deserve the greatest of praise for their untiring devotion to duty. Here was where the poisonous gases were first encountered and from here we got our first cases of Gas wounded, dull, heavy, listless, coughing, vomiting and collapsed.

 

6pm

 

Situation Dressing Stations in School House and at Chateau, Brielen. We are to clear wounded from Advanced Dressing Stations, St Jean and Advanced Dressing Station of No 1 Fd Amb at Canal B.30.b. Went up to Advanced Dressing Station at Canal, found it full of wounded, brought 15 down with me in the Ambulance and arranged to remove the rest.

 

10pm

 

Wounded coming in fast, evacuating to Vlamertinghe and Poperinghe by Motor Amb convoys, Motor Lorries and Motor Buses.

 

12 midnight

 

School House, 3 Estaminets and the Church full of wounded. This continued all night, wounded arriving and being evacuated.

 

 

 

April 24th

 

7am

 

Wounded still arriving but in less numbers, shells falling near our Dressing Stations.

 

12 noon

 

All wounded evacuated. Casualties: 750 wounded and 2 deaths. These were buried in the yard of the School House. Our Dressing Station at the School House being untenable, it was removed to the School House in Vlamertinghe at H.9.b.

 

12:30pm

 

Capt G Musson detailed as MO, 8th Bn vice Capt Mothersill wounded.

 

8pm

 

Wounded coming in fast. A large number of Indians among them and more Gas cases; reports from these - Gas from trenches by wind also in bombs and shells. Capt Burgess reported he had removed our Advanced Dressing Station at St Jean on account of it becoming untenable to the Chateau H.6.b.

 

10pm

 

Wounded arriving in large numbers, 4 Operating tables going in one room, evacuations being rapidly carried out. A building a few yards away hit by shell. 1 killed and 3 wounded.

 

12 midnight

 

Wounded arriving in large numbers, a great many Gas cases. They seem as if suffocated. This continued off and on all night. Thanks to the Red Cross Motor Amb Convoys the evacuations were rapidly carried out. The wounded noted shells bursting near them.

 

 

 

April 25th

 

7am

 

Wounded still pouring in.

 

12 noon

 

Casualties for 24 hrs: Wounded 590. Dead 1

 

Capt G Musson reported back from 8th Bn. Orders to remove all my bearers from St Jean and work in region of the Advanced Dressing Station of No 1 Fd Amb at B.30.b and assist Capt Stone.

 

3pm

 

Wounded coming in all day.

 

10pm

 

Wounded in large numbers, many Gas cases.

 

 

 

April 26th

 

3am

 

This continued all night, evacuations being very satisfactorily carried out.

 

12 noon

 

Casualties for 24 hours: Wounded 407. Dead 1. Our Dressing Station being under heavy shell fire, all our Horses and Transport sent to ____________ [not filled in]

 

4pm

 

Capt H B Jeffs reported from the Base, sent to Advanced Dressing Station, Chateau. Capt P Poisson doing duty at Advanced Dressing Station.

 

12 midnight

 

Heavy shelling of Vlamertinghe, wounded arriving in large numbers, very nervous from the shell fire, evacuating them as fast as possible.

 

 

 

April 27th

 

7am

 

Wounded still coming in.

 

12 noon

 

Casualties for 24 hours: Wounded 855. Dead 3.

 

5pm

 

Our Dressing Station shelled.

 

6pm

 

Capt H P Brown and 8 bearers left to try and collect some wounded of the 8th Bn if possible. Very dangerous. They covered the ground carefully but found no more.

 

 

 

April 28th

 

10:30am

 

All wounded evacuated. Casualties: Wounded 161. Dead 1. Ordered to assemble all my Unit at Ouderdom G.30.c. The wounded were very grateful for cigarettes and preferred hot beef tea, soup, cocoa or tea to Rum or spirits.

 

 

 

April 29th

 

9am Ouderdom

 

First chance for Muster roll of my Unit to find how we came out of it.

 

 

 

It is very hard to pick out and recommend any Officer, NCO or man as better or doing their duty more than the rest, but the following names were submitted to the ADMS for mention:

 

 

 

Major E B Hardy

 

Capt J J Fraser

 

Capt G P Brown

 

Capt T H McKillip

 

 

 

The following men in order named:

 

1. 33152 Pte Pitts, C L Killed in action

 

2. 33011 Pte Bacon, H Killed in action

 

3. 32982 Sgt Cook, J W wounded

 

4. 32979 Sgt McKay, J W wounded. Died from wounds

 

5. 33035 Pte Collins, J wounded

 

6. 33099 Pte Leishman, W M wounded

 

7. 33047 Pte Dalton, J wounded

 

8. 28722 Pte Chester, R M wounded

 

9.          Pte Lamount, W. Very specially recommended, Cyclist Orderly [not found]

 

10. 33191 Pte Turner, F W

 

11. 33155 Pte Perry, E T J

 

12. 33178 Pte Smith, S

 

13. 33184 Pte Seale, T E

 

14. 32998 Pte Archibald, C H

 

15. 33128 Pte Murray, W B

 

16. 33214 Pte Youldon, J G

 

17. 33060 Pte Farr, C J E

 

18. 33009 Pte Bryers, W

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

 

OC, No 2 Fd Amb

 

 

 

8.5.15 Outtersteene 7am

 

Fine weather.

4pm

Dressing Station opened in School House, Outtersteene. On account of casualties, the following promotions recommended:

32983 Cpl H A Rawlings to be Sgt vice Sgt J W McKay. Dead

32925 L/Cpl Smith, W F to be Cpl. Rawlings promoted [not found]

Temporary appointments:

32984 Cpl F S Matthews to be A/Sgt

32093 Cpl J W C Brown to be A/Sgt [not found]

33106 Cpl J G McGernon to be A/Sgt

33147 L/Cpl W J Parmenter to be A/Cpl

33100 L/Cpl R A LeDrew to be A/Cpl

32052 L/Cpl Doughty to be A/Cpl [poss 33053 E A Doughty]

 

 

Major D B Bentley, having been transferred from this Unto to the Canadian Convalescent Camp is struck off the strength from 1.5.15.

Major A E Snell detailed to ADMS Office for temporary duty.

Capt G Musson detailed to the 8th Bn for temporary duty.

The following men sent to No 1 Can Fd Amb are struck off our strength from this date:

33006 Pte Conway, F A

11606 Pte Norman, H

32926 Pte Lutes, J G

 

 

9.5.15 Outtersteene

 

Fine weather. Heavy bombardment near here.

8pm

 

Religious Service. Queen Alexandra’s presents given out.

 

 

10.5.15 Outtersteene

Fine weather. General Jones and Col Foster visited us today.

 

 

11.5.15 Outtersteene

Fine weather. Baseball game our club defeated Strathcona Horse 12-8.

 

 

12.5.15 Outtersteene

Fine weather. DMS General Potter inspected our Coy at 5:30pm today.

 

 

13.5.15 Outtersteene

Rain all last night and raining today. 32936 Pte Arthur Davis is transferred to No 1 Fd Amb and is struck off our strength from 12th inst.

 

 

14.5.15 Outtersteene

Rain all last night. Orders to move at 8:20pm today to Robecq. Arrived there at 2:30am.

The following to be Lance Corporal from April 26th.

33176 Pte H Swann

33185 Pte G Telford

33146 Pte J Orgill

33004 Pte H Bailey

33121 Pte H MacDonald

 

 

15.5.15 Robecq

 

Fine bright clear day. In Camp in field opposite 2nd Brigade HQ. Advanced Dressing Station in School House.

33201 Pte A Warner is transferred to Sanitary Section and struck off our strength from 13th inst.

 

 

16.5.15 Robecq

 

Rained during the night. Heavy gun fire all night.

6am

 

Orders to be ready to move a 9am.

10:30pm

 

Stood by all day and no orders up till now.

 

 

17.5.15 Robecq 7am

 

Fine bright day. No orders yet.

 

 

18.5.15 Robecq 7am

 

Fine day. No orders to move yet.

12 noon

 

Orders to move to Hinges during the afternoon and be established there tonight.

4pm Hinges

 

Established here in a Camp in a field and Dressing Station in an Estaminet.

 

 

19.5.15 Hinges

 

Raining.

2pm

 

Orders to establish an Advanced Dressing Station on road 1,000 yards East of Rue Eppinette [?] with all our bearers, 2 Horse Amb and 4 Motor Amb and 3 Officers.

4pm

 

This was established at 4pm.

5pm

 

Orders to establish Dressing Station at Essars X.25.a combines 36 Map in building vacated by 25th Fd Amb.

6pm

 

This was established.

 

 

20.5.15 Hinges 12 noon

 

Orders to pitch my tent Section in Chateau grounds beside No 1 and No 3 Fd Amb and open out. Also to recall my Dressing Station from Essars, becoming untenable there. Capt M V Valiquet and Capt S F Ruttan taken on our strength from this date.

11pm

 

Call from 2nd Brigade HQ for more bearers, all mine up now. Sent up 25 from tent Sections as large casualties were expected.

 

 

21.5.15 Hinges 7am

 

About 400 for the Can Div for the last 24 hours up to noon today. Casualties cleared by us today – 47. 1 Death. Dull today, threatens rain. 3rd Brigade captured some trenches last night. Capt Ruttan ordered to 1st Bn as MO, vice Capt Robertson, sick.

28052 Pte N B Lothian, H Coy 48th Highlanders Canadian, killed today, buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges, W.15.b Map 36 A&B on 22.5.15, Chaplain Greer.

 

 

21.5.15 Hinges

 

The following, having reported here, are taken on our strength from 16th inst:

33027 Pte Calbert, W

33132 Pte Mair, J B

32744 Pte Rose, G W

 

 

22.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine bright clear day.

Capts Brown and Jeffs both returned from being MO to duty with us.

24524 Pte Edmund Rainey, D Coy 13th Can, died from wounds received in action today and was buried in Military Burying Ground, Hinges. Chaplain McGreer, W.15.b Map 36A

12 noon

 

Our Advanced Dressing Station at X.18.c.2.4 being too exposed was moved to X.27.a.6.8 Map 36A.

6:30pm

 

Report that 25 wounded at Festubert X.30.c.8.4. Casualties to noon today: 75. 1 Death. Germans using Gas again in this section and rumours that Dum Dum bullets are being used.

 

 

23.5.15 Hinges. Sunday

 

Very heavy thunder storm last night. Fine this morning.

8am

 

Communion Service in Chateau.

Heavy casualties to noon today: 47

3pm

 

Report official ITALY. Mobilizing today.

 

 

24.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine warm day.

10am

 

Call for all available Motor Ambulances, another MO and 20 bearers for Advanced Dressing Station. Attacking the Germans who are using Gas and Dum Dum bullets or bullets reversed in cartridge.

9pm

 

A clip was brought into our Dressing Station today and I examined them and confirm it. Casualties to noon today: 83. Very heavy artillery fire in region of our Advanced Dressing Station.

10pm

 

Wounded coming in now have very nasty wounds – the worst I have seen yet.

 

 

25.5.15 Hinges

 

The following NCOs and men are taken on our strength from this date:

51003 Pte Birkett, D

33659 Pte Murray, F

51008 L/Cpl Bradstreet, F H

34432 Pte Bowden, J

33658 Pte Mock, R I

33027 Pte Calbert, W

33204 Pte Wilson, G

50853 Pte McMeekin, F

21116 Pte Buckby, E

51055 Pte Blackman, G A

50790 Pte Court, A

Fine clear day

12 noon

 

Casualties to noon today: 123. Deaths 2.

77457 Cpl W F C Pilkington, No 4 Section, 7th Can Bn died of wounds received in action; buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges [15B Map 36 A&B]. Chaplain McGreer, May 25th.

9155 Sgt L Seeley, A Coy 3rd Can Bn died of wounds received in action May 25th; buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges [15B Map 36 A&B]. Chaplain ______________ [not completed].

The following were accidentally wounded on May 22nd:

33078 Pte S N Hillen

34481 Pte A Hyde

33114 Pte J A Moore

 

 

Italy has declared war on Austria.

 

 

26.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine nice warm day. Casualties to noon today: 25. Deaths 1

4pm

 

Major Snell reports road at our Advanced Dressing Station shelled this morning.

593 L/Cpl W Naden, B Squad RCD died from wounds received in action; buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges Map 36 A&B 15B. Chaplain _______________ [not completed].

12019 Pte Hazel, J T, died today from wounds received in action; buried May 27th in Military Cemetery, Hinges. Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

 

27.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine day. Heavy Gun fire today on our front. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 29. Deaths 2. 63972 Pte Harrison, J, D Coy 23rd Can Bn died from wounds today; buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges. Chaplain Capt E G  Doe.

 

 

28.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine weather. Casualties to noon today: 6. Deaths 1.

19459 Pte Wills, J H, died from wounds today; buried in Military Cemetery, Hinges 28.5.15. Chaplain McGreer.

Very quiet all last night and today.

 

 

29.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine warm day. Casualties to noon today: 5. Deaths 0.

33035 Pte Collins, J, died from wounds received in action and struck off our strength from 26.5.15.

 

 

30.5.15 Hinges

 

Nice warm weather. Casualties to noon today: 2. 1 Death.

18818 Pte Holst, Olaus Nelson, F Coy, 9th Can Bn died of wounds today; buried today in Military Cemetery, Hinges. Chaplain Capt McGreer.

 

 

33191 Turner, F granted DCM.

12 noon

 

Orders to remove all our tents and equipment from the Chateau Grounds by 5pm today.

 

 

31.5.15 Hinges

 

Fine clear day. Casualties to noon today: 3. Deaths 0.

8am

Orders to move up to Le Quesnoy [F.8.b.4.6] combines map and establish Dressing Station for the Canadian Front.

12 noon

Established and Tents pitched ready for patients.

3pm

Took over Advanced Dressing Station of No 6 Fd Amb of the 47th London Division. Moved my Advanced Dressing Station to this point from X.27.a. Quite a bit of shelling to our left.

9:30pm

 

Our Guns fairly lively tonight. Capt F S Rultan [not found] reported back from 1st Bn and taken on our strength from today.

 

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC, No 2 Can Fd Amb

 

 

 

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1.6.15 Le Quesnoy

Fair weather. Advanced Dressing Station moved from Pont Fixe to Road junction F.17.a. Serving 2nd Can Brigade and General Seely’s detachment. Casualties to noon today: 57. Died from wounds: 1.

 

 

616 Sgt Turner, John Harold, A Coy [PWO 15th Coy of London] London Regt [Civil Service Rifles] died from wounds. Buried in Military Cemetery, Le Quesnoy on June 2 by Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

 

Our wounded are sent to the Casualty Clearing Station by No 7 Motor Amb convoy. Our sick are sent to No 1 Fd Amb by their Motor Amb.

 

 

2.6.15 Le Quesnoy

Fine warm day. Heavy Artillery fire all night. Shells exploding in the field next to our Hospital. An observation balloon of ours has been over us for three days. The Germans try to shell it when they are taking it down, which makes it warm for us. Casualties to noon: 18. Died from wounds: 0

 

 

3.6.15 Le Quesnoy

Fine weather. 2 Officers and 60 men, as bearers for attack tonight, arrived from No 1 and No 3 Fd Amb with 5 Horse and 3 Motor Amb. Casualties to noon: 58. Died from wounds: 0

 

 

33190 Pte Tarver, E C C transferred to England, struck off strength from this date.

32998 Pte C H Archibald and 33192 Pte R Thomas were injured by a high explosive shell at our Advanced Dressing Station this morning.

 

 

4.6.15 Le Quesnoy

Fine day. 32998 Pte C H Archibald and 33192 Pte R Thomas wounded yesterday and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station. Casualties to noon today: 51. Died from wounds: 1

 

 

 

1028 Cpl Few, William Ernest, F Coy 8th Bn [90th] died from wounds. Buried in Military Cemetery, Le Quesnoy F.8.b.8.8 by Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

 

5.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Fine weather. Casualties to noon: 20. Died from wounds: 0

 

 

6.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Fine warm day. Casualties to noon: 27. Died of wounds: 1

 

 

16991 Pte Creighton, James Owen, died on 5th June from wounds. Buried 6th June in Military Cemetery, Le Quesnoy, F.8.b.8.8. Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

 

Shells, shrapnel and high explosive bursting in field in front of our Mess this evening.

 

 

7.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Fine clear day. Ordered to turn over our Dressing Station here and our Advanced Dressing Station to No III Can Fd Amb and move back to their Dressing Station and billets at Gonnehem and Vendin les Bethune. 2nd Brigade being relieved from the trenches by 3rd Bde. Casualties to noon: 32. Died from wounds: 0

4pm Gonnehem

 

My Headquarters here and Dressing Station here and at Vendin for sick from Division and ready to relieve No 3 if they have many wounded.

 

 

8.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Very warm this morning, severe thunderstorm this afternoon. Casualties to noon: 32. Died from wounds: 0

 

 

9.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Raining this morning. We are acting here as a Divisional Rest Station, recording all the slightly sick from the 1st Can Division and thus preventing a large number being evacuated back, who are able to return to their Units in a few days.

 

 

One of my Tent Section [ B ] is acting as a Dressing Station at Vendin and clearing the sick from No III Fd Amb at Le Quesnoy. DMS 1st Army visited us today.

 

 

10.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Fine and warm today, rain at night with a heavy thunderstorm.

 

 

11.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Raw, cold today.

 

 

12.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Warm, nice weather. Heavy cannonade in direction of French lines all last night.

 

 

13.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Very nice and warm. Church Service for the Unit in a field at 10am by Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

 

Extract from Corps Orders:

Promotions. To date from April 26th 1915:

32984 Cpl F S Matthews to be Sergeant

32993 Cpl J W C Brown to be Sergeant

32988 Cpl T Holland to be Sergeant

33147 L/Cpl W Parmenter to be Corporal

33100 L/Cpl A Ledrew to be Corporal

 

 

14.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Cool and nice today. Capt B E Kelly reported here and attached as Supernumerary from this date.

 

 

Big attack expected to be made by our Division tonight. All bearers to stand by ready to go forward. Our Horse Ambulances sent up to be at the trenches with No III’s Wagons.

 

 

15.6.15 Gonnehem

 

General Alderson inspected our Station this morning. Cool and fine today. Not many casualties came into our Advanced Station at Vendin last night.

 

 

16.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Fine and cool today. Cannonading severe all day.

 

 

17.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Fine and warm. Orders to send B & C bearers up to Vendin and from there to help relieve No I Fd Amb bearers at Vauxhall Bridge. Capt Ruttan and bearers left here at 10am.

 

 

18.6.15 Gonnehem

Cool and fine.

 

 

19.6.15 Gonnehem

 

Very cool for the time of the year. Severe Cannonading at 4am today. Orders to take over Dressing Station and advanced Dressing Stations at Le Quesnoy of No I Can Fd Amb.

 

 

20.6.15 Gonnehem

 

9am

 

Nice cool day. Left Gonnehem at 9am for Le Quesnoy; arrived at 11:30am and took over from No I Fd Amb.

11:30am

 

Took over Chateau from 1st Canadian Division HQ for Office and Officers billets. Dressing Station in Sand Pits.

10pm

 

Severe Rifle and Gun fire.

 

 

21.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Fine weather. Severe Rifle and Machine Gun fire last night. Heavy Gun fire this morning.

3pm

 

General Jones, DMS visited us today. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 5. Sick 14

10pm

 

Machine Gun fire.

 

 

22.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Fine weather. Heavy Gun fire by the French South of us all last night. General Jones, DMS visited us today. Moved my Advanced Dressing Station to former position near the Canal. Hon Capt Chaplain Wm Barton reported here and taken on our strength today. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 13. Sick 37. Deaths 2

 

 

2802 Pte R J Broddy [AKA M Matthews], ‘A’ Squadron, Lord Strathcona’s Horse died from wounds June 22nd and buried today in Military Cemetery, Le Quesnoy by Capt E G Doe.

20656 Pte J J O’Leary, 10th Canadian Bn died from wounds June 22nd, buried in Military Cemetery, Le Quesnoy by Capt E G Doe.

 

 

23.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Rain last night and this morning. General Jones, DMS visited our Advanced Dressing Station this morning. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 21. Sick 23

10pm

 

Heavy bombardment going on in French lines.

 

 

24.6.15 Le Quesnoy

 

Dull; looks like rain. The following Officers, NCOs and men mentioned in General French’s Dispatches for gallant and distinguished service:

Col D W McPherson

Maj E B Hardy

Capt J J Fraser

Capt P G Brown

Capt T H McKillip

Sgt J W McKay [dead]

Pte R W Chester

Pte J Dalton

Pte C J E Farr

Pte W M Leishman

Pte J G Youldon

 

 

DSO: Capt T H McKillip

 

 

Casualties to noon today: Wounded 7. Sick 18. Orders to proceed to Neuf Berquin with 2nd Brigade when it moves tonight and hand over to No 3 Fd Amb.

8pm Le Quesnoy

 

Left here at 8pm. Mild rain.

 

 

25.6.15 Neuf Berquin

 

3:30am

 

Arrived here and billeted at L.13.A. Casualties on line of march: 10

11:04pm

 

Left here for Noote Boom

 

 

26.6.15 Noote Boom

 

1:30am

 

Arrived here and billeted in Estaminet and on a Farm. Casualties on line of march 32

5:30pm

 

Left here at 5:30pm for Romarin.

9:30pm Romarin

 

Arrived here and took over Dressing and Advanced Dressing Stations of 38 British Fd Amb. Dressing Station in Estaminet and personnel in tents on a Farm near Sheet [Belgium & France 28] below 28C. Advanced Dressing Stations in dug outs in Bois Ploegsteert [28] U.19.d.1.8 and [28] U.19.a.8.8. These serve 6 Regt’l Aid Posts. Aid Posts are cleared to Advanced Dressing Stations by stretcher bearers, Horse Ambulances to Dressing Stations by Motor Ambulances.

 

 

27.6.15 Romarin

 

Casualties to noon today: Wounded and sick 35 [poss 25]

 

 

28.6.15 Romarin

 

Rain very heavy today. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 4. Sick 19. Deaths 1

14270 Pte Harry Rodgers, A Coy, 8th [Service] Bn Royal Fusiliers, died from wounds in Abdomen at 1:45am today. Buried in Military Cemetery at Romarin near Nieppe.

 

 

29.6.15 Romarin

 

Raining today. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 5. Sick 2

 

 

30.6.15 Romarin

 

Rain this morning. Clear in afternoon. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 2. Sick 4

 

 

Everything very quiet in this Section.

 

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC, No 2 Fd Amb

 

 

 

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1.7.15 Romarin

Fine weather. Dominion Day. Canadian Flag on our Flag Staff all day. Field day of sports in the afternoon; music by the 10th Bn Band. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 6. Sick 3. Deaths 1

15193 L/Cpl John Whitcombe, RCD, wounded in the head, unconscious till he died at 12:15 noon today.

 

2.7.15 Romarin

Fine weather. Capt Ruttan left here, transferred to No 1 Can Stationary Hospital. Casualties to noon: Sick 1. Wounded 12. Deaths 1.

301 Pte A McKercher, RCD, died today from wound in left shoulder. Buried today in Military Cemetery, Romarin, near Nieppe. Chaplain Capt Wm Barton.

 

3.7.15 Romarin

Fine weather. Capt Reynolds reported here and taken on our strength. Casualties to noon: Wounded 8. Sick 6. Deaths 2.

63199 Pte S Currie, 3rd Can Bn, died at 10pm today from bullet wound in head. Buried in Military Cemetery, Romarin on July 4th. Chaplain Capt Wm Barton.

18164 Pte A S Andrew, 4th Can Bn, died today from wound in head. Buried in Military Cemetery, Romarin on July 4th. Chaplain Capt Wm Barton.

 

4.7.15 Romarin

Fine warm weather. Casualties to noon today: Wounded 14. Sick 2.

 

Promotion: Sergt Maj J P McIntosh, 1st Class Warrant Rank from Nov 30th 1914. Capt M U Valiquet is attached temporary to the 7th Bn from this date vice MO on leave.

 

5.7.15 Romarin

Fine weather. Casualties to noon: Wounded 10. Sick 5. Deaths 2.

24268 Pte Morgan, Thomas Albert, B Coy 13th Can Bn, Royal Highlanders of Canada, died today from shell wounds. Buried on July 6th in Military Cemetery 50 yds East of Hyde Park Corner in Ploegsteert Wood. Chaplain Capt Pringle.

733 Pte Swain, A, 2nd King Edward Horse, died from wound in head today. Buried on July 6th in Military Cemetery, Romarin. Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

6.7.15 Romarin

Fine and warm today. Heavy Cannon and Rifle fire all day.

9pm

Rain at night. Casualties to noon today: Sick 5. Wounded 9.

33659 Pte F Murray tried by Court Martial today for being drunk.

 

7.7.15 Romarin

Cool windy, rain. Casualties to noon: Sick 10. Wounded 6.

29273 Pte D J Scott, died from Gunshot wound in the abdomen. Buried in Military Cemetery, Romarin. Chaplain Capt E G Doe.

 

8.7.15 Romarin

Cool. Fine. Casualties to noon: Sick 4. Wounded 7.

33219 Pte W Price transferred to England; struck off our strength 19.6.15.

32744 Pte G W Rose transferred to No 1 Can Fd Amb and struck off our strength 14.6.15.

 

9.7.15 Romarin

Fine warm day; rain in afternoon. Court Martial at 2:30 today on 33659 Pte F Murray for being drunk. Casualties to noon: Sick 6. Wounded 7.

 

10.7.5 Romarin

Fine warm day.

10am

Visited Advanced Dressing Station. Shells falling there and at 3rd Brigade HQ. Capt G Musson transferred to Div Amm Park as MO. Casualties to noon: Sick 8. Wounded 7.

 

11.7.15 near Steenwerck A.18.d.6.3 Lille 36

Left Romarin at 9am, transferring the Stations there to No 1 Can Fd Amb. Opened Dressing Station here at 11am for Rest Station for 1st Can Div. Men in bivouac on a farm. Rest Station in tents. Casualties to noon: Sick 5. Wounded 7.

 

12.7.15 near Steenwerck

Rain this morning; nice and warm rest of day. Confirmation of sentence on 33659 Pte F Murray. 56 days No 1 FP. Sick admitted to noon: 56. Today being 12th July we had Sports for the men which they enjoyed very much.

 

13.7.15 near Steenwerck

Cool and nice today. Sick admitted to noon: 33.

 

14.7.15 Steenwerck

Rain all day and very hard at night. Sick to noon today: 28.

 

15.7.15 Steenwerck

Cool. Sick to noon today: 11.

2pm

Orders to move at 4pm to Neuve Eglise [T.20.c.5.3 Sheet 28]

5pm Neuve Eglise

Arrived and took over Dressing Station and Barn for Dressing Station. Rest of Unit bivouacked in field with tents for overflow for Dressing Station. Neuve Eglise shelled tonight. Church burned down.

 

16.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Rain all night, very heavy. Established ADS at [T.10.d.4.4 Sheet 28]. Shelled today. Sick to noon today: 4.

33025 Pte F J Cane invalided to England and struck off our strength from 7.7.15

23644 Pte J A Dugre reported back for duty 14.7.15

 

17.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Rained all day. Sick to noon today: 6. Neuve Eglise shelled morning, noon and night.

 

18.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Fine clear; very windy. Casualties to noon: Sick 4. Wounded 10. Neuve Eglise shelled again today.

 

19.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Fine and warm. Casualties to noon: Sick 8. Wounded 8.

 

20.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Cool – looks like rain. Casualties to noon today: Sick 13. Wounded 3. Col J T Fotheringham, ADMS 2nd Can Div visited us today. Neuve Eglise shelled today and shrapnel fell in field next to our Dressing Station.

 

21.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Fine and warm. Casualties to noon: Sick 26. Wounded 1.

 

22.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Cool, cloudy, rain. The DMS Army inspected our quarters today. Casualties to noon: Sick 8. Wounded 3. Neuve Eglise shelled three times today.

 

23.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Rain today. Casualties to noon: Sick 21. Wounded 1.

 

24.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Rain during the day. Showery. Shells into Neuve Eglise at noon and 4:30pm. Casualties to noon today: Sick 11. Wounded 1.

 

25.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Fine warm weather. Casualties to noon: Sick 11. Wounded 2.

32988 Sgt Thos Holland takes over the duties of Shoemaker for this Unit vice 33117 Pte G Murphy.

 

26.7.15 Neuve Eglise

Rain in morning. Casualties: Sick 13. Wounded 3.

12 noon Bailleul

Took over Rest Stations in Bailleul from No 3 Canadian Fd Amb. No 3 Canadian Fd Amb took over our Dressing Station and Advanced Dressing Station, Neuve Eglise. Took over 174 cases of sick and wounded.

 

27.7.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. 50055 Cpl Hugonnet, G, reported for duty, take on strength from 25th inst. Reverts to ranks by his own request. Casualties: Sick 48.

 

28.7.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. Lieut Reynolds attached to 118th Howitzer Brigade as MO from 26th temporary. Capt MacDougall, Paymaster, transferred to No 2 Canadian General Hospital from 26th inst. Casualties: 28.

 

29.7.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. Casualties 39.

 

30.7.15 Bailleul

Fine, slightly warm. Casualties: 56.

 

31.7.15 Bailleul

Fine warm weather. Lieut Col Elder, No 3 Canadian General Hospital, visited us today. Casualties: Sick 35.

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC, No 2 Canadian Field Amb

1st Canadian Division

 

 

 

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On 27/10/2017 at 13:18, Bardess said:

Germans using Gas again in this section and ???????

RUMOURS   (and nothing more, I hope)

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On 27/10/2017 at 13:18, Bardess said:

all ????? up now

mine ?  ie all mine already sent up so got some more from elsewhere?

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On 14/10/2017 at 13:23, Bardess said:

C41070 Dvr Bertrand, [not found] 2nd Artillery Bde

There is an E Bertrand 41180 2nd Bde Canadian Field Artillery- could it be him? (CasList Feb 1916); There are rolls available for this Bde but I haven't found the free one! However there may be an exact match for you therein.

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Bardess

Well done, charlie962, thanks very much [I can see them both now that you've said it].

 

At least his surname is correct and will be picked up in a search. Cheers!

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1.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties: Sick 38

 

2.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather.

8:45pm

Shell said to be 17 inch fell near our tents in the field near the Asylum. Casualties today: 33

 

3.8.15 Bailleul

Rain today. Capt Laing and Xray Mobile Section on duty with us today. Casualties today: 25

 

4.8.15 Bailleul

Rain, cool, showery. Casualties today: 37

 

5.8.15 Bailleul

Fine, warm. Casualties today: 37

 

6.8.15 Bailleul

Rainy off and on all day. Went to St Omer with ADMS. Casualties today: 37

 

7.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties today: 36

 

8.8.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day. Col J A Armstrong and Capt J E Holmes of the Canadian Dental Corps on visit to us. Heavy Gun fire from 7 – 8:30pm. Casualties today: 34

 

The undermentioned men reported here and taken on our strength from 5th inst:

50653 Pte T Buxton [not found]

50662 Pte J W Russell

50682 Pte S G Taylor

33198 Pte Bugler S A Wray

 

The following man being invalided to England is struck off our strength:

33192 Pte R Thomas

 

9.8.15 Bailleul

Rainy, showery all day, very warm and close. Casualties: 37

32998 Pte C H Archibald reported from the Base and taken on our strength from 7th inst.

 

10.8.15 Bailleul

Fine warm weather. ADMS 2nd Corps inspected our Quarters, visited Officers Rest Station, Mt Noir. Casualties: 41

 

11.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm but dull. Col Armstrong and Capt Holmes left here today, 2pm, for Aire. Casualties: 48

 

12.8.15 Bailleul

Fine bright day. GOC 2nd Army inspected our Quarters. Lieut A O T Reynolds returned to duty from 118th Howitzer Bde 11th inst.

33219 Pte W Price transferred from No 3 Fd Amb to this Unit and taken on our strength from 9th inst. Casualties: 39

 

13.8.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day. Capt Laing, Xray Outfit here on duty today. Casualties: 37

 

14.8.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day. The following ASC Drivers returned to Base MT Depot and struck off our strength from this date:

032774 Cpl Littler, A

032760 Pte Bennett, J

033036 Pte Carryer, I

032747 Pte Charley, G [not found]

032748 Pte Dobbins, S

032750 Pte Fox, J

032762 Pte Johnston, J

032917 Pte Warren, S

 

The following CASC Drivers are taken on our strength from this date:

9169 Pte Alexander, P N [not found]

30203 Pte Edmonds, G

36102 Pte Gibson, R S

14822 Pte Gregory, E H

36120 Pte Holland, C A

36119 Pte Hodgkinson, G

77540 Pte McLeod, E

36170 Pte Pease, G W

9237 Pte Rice, G D L

36187 Pte Stokes, D H

36195 Pte Seear, J

40265 Pte Small, C S

36235 Pte Woodward, D A

9204 Pte Heintzman, F C

36192 Pte Shadwell, M L

 

14.8.15 Bailleul

Casualties: 28

 

15.8.15 Bailleul

Raining in morning. Fine in afternoon. Casualties: 21

 

16.8.15 Bailleul

Raining off and on all day. Casualties: 22

 

17.8.15 Bailleul

Raining in the morning, fine in afternoon. Casualties: 45

 

18.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties: 44

 

19.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. The undermentioned NCOs and men of the ASC attached to this Unit are transferred to Base MT Depot and struck off strength of this Unit from 18th Aug:

021391 Sgt Lane, G E

032765 Pte Swann, W

032781 L/Cpl Wallis, W

032764 Pte Richardson, W B [not found]

032767 Pte Bunker, G P

032771 Pte Harrington, G W

032776 Pte Moss, A G

36187 Pte Stokes, D H [CASC]

 

Casualties: Officers 2; Other Ranks 45

 

20.8.15 Bailleul

Showery in morning – fair in afternoon.

Promotion: 36192 Pte Shadwell, M L [CASC] attached to this Unit is promoted to be Cpl from 15th inst. Casualties: 48

 

21.8.15 Bailleul

Cloudy. Casualties: 31

 

22.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties: 33

 

23.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Capt P Poisson, CAMC, is attached to this Unit from 21st inst. Casualties: Officers 2; Other Ranks 43

 

24.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties: Officers 1; Other Ranks 31

 

25.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties: 37

 

26.8.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm.

Capt T H McKillip invalided and transferred to England and struck off the strength of this Unit July 3rd.

33659 Pte Murray, F invalided and transferred to England and struck off the strength of this Unit Aug 2nd.

33066 Pte Greenwood, W transferred to 1st Artillery Bde Aug 10th and struck off the strength of this Unit.

9187 Pte Davis, W S is taken on the strength from Aug 24th as Motor Ambulance driver [CASC]. Casualties: 35

 

27.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather. Casualties: 30

 

28.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather. Casualties: 51

 

29.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather in the morning. Rain in afternoon and night. Casualties: 32

 

30.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather.

1255 Pte R Day and 33304 Pte H Goetzger are taken on our strength from 28th.

Capt R M Luton transferred to this Unit from No 1 General Hospital from 28th inst.

Capt G S Atkinson, CADC reported here from Shorncliffe and attached for duty from 28th inst.

33191 Pte F Turner, DCM, Medal of St George 3rd Class from Russia

Capt W A Burgess left for No 1 General Hospital, transferred from this date and struck off.

 

31.8.15 Bailleul

Fine weather. Casualties: 34

17 Sgt R V McLaughlin, CADC attached as supernumerary from this date.

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC, No 2 Canadian Field Ambulance

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2 hours ago, Bardess said:

50653 Pte T Buxton [not found]

These are Canadians but I cannot find him on LAC ?( bac-lac.gc.ca)

 

2 hours ago, Bardess said:

032747 Pte Charley, G [not found]

George Charley, ASC  M2/032747  MIC etc on Ancestry

 

2 hours ago, Bardess said:

9169 Pte Alexander, P N [not found]

These are CASC but cannot find him on LAC

 

2 hours ago, Bardess said:

032764 Pte Richardson, W B [not found]

William B Richardson ,  ASC  M2/032764  MIC etc on Ancestry

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Waggoner

Interesting that there is a mix of CASC and Imperial ASC drivers attached to the unit. 

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Thanks charlie962. I do check LAC, first with their number and then with their surname [but sometimes the number of hits drains my enthusiasm somewhat]. I use TNA for others

 

Yes, Gary, I was rather surprised too

 

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It must be him as Lieut Col McPherson signed his attestation here: 33005 Buxton, T. Thanks Gary

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Glad to be of assistance! Alexander still puzzles me. If the name was recorded correctly, he must be listed somewhere.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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16.4.15 Ypres

Fine day. The following Motor Ambulance drivers reported from the ASC and taken on our strength from April 13th:

16647 Pte Gray, R M   = Robert Henry, see LAC

36127 Pte Hurt, C J  = Charles Julian, also 3687,  see LAC

36192 Pte Shadwell, M L  =Montgomery L,  see LAC  (you have him already on another day)

20194 Pte Sherman, P   =Patton, see LAC          ( ww1 yet Patton and Montgomery already working alongside !!)

36187 Pte Stokes, D H  =Douglas,  see LAC       (you have him already on another day)

 

vice the following British Motor Drivers recalled:

032906 Pte Fisk, R W  =Reginald W, M2/032906, ASC

032908 Pte Haddow, H W  =Herbert W, M2/032908 ASC

032772 Pte Peters, T   =Thomas, M2/032779  ASC

033047 Pte Waters, S   =Arthur, M2/033047 ASC

032916 Pte Willy, T M   =Thomas M, M2/032916 ASC

 

On 14/10/2017 at 13:23, Bardess said:

23.3.15 Bac St Maur

 

Dull, raw morning. Casualties to 9am today, sick 4, wounded 0. 32988 Cpl A Samuels [not found] is promoted to Sergeant from 22nd

              = Alfred Samuels , 32987 ,   see LAC

 

I see there are quite a few other early ones to catch up on ! I will catch up.

 

Charlie

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Thanks for your continued support, Charlie!

 

1.9.15 Bailleul

Wednesday. Fair in the morning. Cloudy in afternoon. Capt A R B Duck has been detailed to assume the duties of Paymaster of this Unit from this date. Casualties today: Officers 0 OR 29

 

2.9.15 Bailleul

Fine this morning. Rain during afternoon and evening. Heavy bombardment in our front this afternoon. 33165 Pte J L Robertson returned to duty in B Section on 1st inst. Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 40

 

3.9.15 Bailleul

Rain all night and all day today. 33063 Pte F A Goodyear transferred to England and struck off the strength 14/8/15. Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 23

 

4.9.15 Bailleul

Rain all night, clear in morning. Rain at night. Capt Luton was attached to the 2nd Canadian Bn as MO for temporary duty from 3rd inst. 40853 Pte E B Neff [not found; poss 2293434] transferred from the Amm Column 1st Artillery Bde to this Unit and taken on our strength from this date. 50635 Pte J Murray, CAMC, transferred from 14th Canadian Bn Water Detail to this Unit and taken on the strength from Aug 28th. Casualties today: Officers 0 OR 39

 

5.9.15 Bailleul

Fine in morning up to 10am then rain and clear and fine in afternoon and night. Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 19

 

6.9.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day. Promotions:

33053 L/Cpl E A Doughty to be Cpl 26/4/15

33158 L/Cpl H E Reed to be Cpl 26/4/15

33121 Pte H MacDonald to be L/Cpl 26/4/15

33146 Pte J Orgill to be L/Cpl 21/4/15

Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 30

 

7.9.15 Bailleul

Nice fine day. Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 29

 

8.9.15 Bailleul

Fine today. 9169 Pte P N Alexander [not found], Motor Transport, was transferred to the 1st Canadian Div Supply Column from this date. 30286 Pte E R Morton was taken on our strength from this date. Casualties today: Officers 0 OR 32

 

9.9.15 Bailleul

Fine warm today. Casualties today: Officers 0 OR 34

 

10.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. Bombardment on our front towards Armentieres this morning. Casualties today: Officers 2 OR 23

 

11.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. 33219 Pte W Price invalided, struck off our strength 25/8/15. 33003 Pte G P Brook struck off our strength 9/9/15. Casualties today: Officers 1 OR 34

 

12.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Capt Jeffs proceeded on 7 days leave on 11th inst. Capt Luton reported back for duty from 2nd Canadian Bn on 11th inst. Casualties today: Officers 2 OR 28

 

13.9.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day. Capt A O P Reynolds [not found] transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital for duty and struck off our strength from 12th inst. Casualties today: Officers 0 OR 38

 

14.9.15 Bailleul

Fine warm day today. Casualties to noon: Officers 1 OR 33. Col Foster, DDMS of Canadian Corps, Maj A E Snell, ADDMS, Col Ross, No 1 Canadian Fd Amb, ADMS 1st Canadian Div… [perhaps visited today?]

 

15.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Maj A E Snell appointed ADDMS Canadian Corps struck off strength from 13th inst. Pte J Gunn granted temporary commission in 7th Bn Royal Scots; transferred to England, struck off 20/8/15. 14940 Pte Cooper, J transferred from No 3 Canadian Fd Amb, Motor Drivers attached and taken on our strength from 14th inst. 33164 Pte J Rennie was this day awarded 10 days No 1 FP for disobeying an order. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 30

 

16.9.15 Bailleul

Fine; cloudy at times. Pte E B Neff to be acting Sgt from this date without pay. Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 40

 

17.9.15 Bailleul

Cloudy and warm all day. Service for men and patients in the field at at 10am. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 37

 

18.9.15 Bailleul

Cloudy in the morning, clear in the afternoon. 33122 Pte A MacFarland transferred to Canadian Training Depot, Shorncliffe and struck off our strength from 16th inst pending confirmation. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 25

 

19.9.15 Bailleul

Fine clear day. Church Service for Unit and patients in field 10am. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 26

 

20.9.15 Bailleul

Fine but very cool. 400152 Pte Wilcox, E E reported for duty and taken on our strength from 18th inst. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 25

 

21.9.15 Bailleul

Clear, fine and cool. Capt E S Jeffrey [not found] proceeded on leave from 20th inst. Capt B E Kelly reported to 14th Canadian Bn as MO from 20th inst, temporary. Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 27

 

22.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and cool. Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 23

 

23.9.15 Bailleul

Fine and warm. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 22

 

24.9.15 Bailleul

Rained hard all night and most of the day. Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 39. Heavy bombardment commenced at 3pm and continued all afternoon and evening.

 

25.9.15 Bailleul

Cool, cloudy; rained all night. Heavy bombardment all night. Rain nearly all day. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 35. Capt Poisson reported to Canadian Engineers as MO 23rd inst, temporary. The following struck off the strength, having proceeded to St Omer for course of instruction:

32986 Staff Sgt Locke, W B [not found]

28722 Pte Chester, R M

 

26.9.15 Bailleul

Cloudy, cool, fine all day. Service in the field for our Unit and patients by Capt Barton. Capt R M Luton reported to 2nd Bn as MO, temporary. Casualties to noon today: Officers 1 OR 42

 

27.9.15 Bailleul

Cool, cloudy, fine in afternoon. Great success on British and French front the last two days. Capt Fraser, J J [not found] relieved Capt Kelly as MO, 14th Bn, he proceeded on leave. Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 47

 

28.9.15 Bailleul

Fine, bright, cool. Capt Kelly proceeded to England on leave. Capt Jeffries [not found] returned from leave and proceeded to 14th Can Bn to relieve Capt Fraser [not found] who returned to his Unit today. General Guy H Jones [not found] arrived here today. Promotions:

33107 Pte N C McKendry to be L/Cpl without pay from 27/9/15

33106 Cpl [A/Sgt] McGernon to be Staff Sgt vice 32986 Staff Sgt H W B Locke [not found]  struck off strength 24/9/15

33033 L/Cpl Coutts, A to be Cpl vice 33106 Cpl McGernon promoted 24/9/15

33162 L/Cpl Rogers, W J to draw pay for rank, vice 33033 L/Cpl Coutts, A promoted 24/9/15

33038 L/Cpl Coutts, A E to draw pay for rank vice 33185 L/Cpl Telford deprived of Lance Stripe 18/9/15

Casualties to noon today: Officers 0 OR 30

 

29.9.15 Bailleul

Rained all night and today. Casualties to noon: Officers 0 OR 30

 

30.9.15 Bailleul

Rain last night, cool and rain this morning. Good news from British and French Front. Capt P Poisson reported back to duty from 2nd Can Bn. Promotions this date:

32990 Cpl A Rowe to be A/Sgt without pay vice A/Sgt J Kells deprived of Acting rank.

To be Lance Cpls without pay while in Cook House:

33214 Pte J G Youldon

33208 Pte H G Warnes

33203 Pte E S Walker

32981 A/Sgt J Kells deprived of his Lance Sgt Rank reverts to his permanent Rank.

Casualties to noon: Officers 1 OR 31

 

D W McPherson, Lieut Col

OC, No 2 Canadian Field Ambulance

 

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charlie962
23 minutes ago, Bardess said:

General Guy H Jones [not found]

This is probably Guy Carleton Jones   see Wikiped

 

Charlie

 

ps welcome back. Keep up the good work!

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