Lionel Ovila Joseph D'Amour

 

May 11, 1911

Born in Westboro, Ontario to Joseph and Mary Louise (nee Patry) D’Amour

 

Mar 11, 1940

Attested into the Canadian Active Service Force Military District #3 in Ottawa, Ontario 

      Number SC11825

      Next of kin given as Mrs. Edith D’Amour, wife, 21 Seneca St., Ottawa, Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Body & Fender Worker (automotive)

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

On attesting he stated that he had 2 sons, William and Ronald

 

Mar 21, 1940

Transferred to the RCASC TC (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Training Centre), Ottawa

 

Jun 20, 1940

Passed test for Classified Driver

 

Jul 14, 1940

Transferred to the General Holding Unit, Ottawa

 

Jul 16, 1940

Embarked a troopship in Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Aug 1, 1940

Disembarked in Greenock, Scotland and TOS (Taken On Strength) the CASF (Canadian Active Service Force) (Overseas)

 

Aug 2, 1940

TOS the No. 1 Canadian General Holding Unit at Bordon, East Hampshire, England

 

Aug 11, 1940

Transferred to the RCASC Motor Transport Unit in Bordon

 

Aug 12, 1940

Promoted to rank of Acting Corporal with pay and to draw trades pay as Group “B” Fitter while so employed

 

Dec 20, 1940

Granted 7 days leave

 

Dec 27, 1940

Qualified as a Group “A” Fitter

 

Jan 30, 1941

Attached to Blair Atholl, Scotland for duty

 

Feb 19, 1941

Attached to CMHQ (Canadian Military Headquarters) at Bristol for duty

 

Feb 20, 1941

Ceased to be attached and returned to Bordon

 

Mar 21, 1941

Granted 10 days leave

 

Jul 16, 1941

Admitted to the No. 15 General Hospital in Bramshott 

Posted to the RCASC Holding Unit while in hospital 

Ceased to draw trades pay

 

Jul 22, 1941

Discharged from hospital and rejoined the RCASC Motor Transport Unit in Bordon

 

Aug 16, 1941

To draw Group “B” Fitter trades pay

 

Sep 8, 1941

Qualified Coach Trainer Group “B”

 

Sep 19, 1941

Ceases to draw Group “B” trades pay

 

Sep 20, 1941

Promoted to rank of Acting Sergeant

 

Sep 24, 1941

Attached to Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Motor Transport Unit for 2 days

 

Sep 30, 1941

Granted 7 days leave

 

Nov 15, 1941

Attached to CMHQ (Canadian Military Headquarters) Wigan for duty for 4 days

 

Dec 26, 1941

Attached to CMHQ Liverpool and Petersham for duty

 

Jan 2, 1942

Ceased to be attached and returned to the Motor Transport Unit in Bordon

 

Jan 15, 1942

Confirmed in Rank of Sergeant

 

Mar 17, 1942

Attached to CMHQ at Hayden Bridge for duty for 4 days 

His wife’s address is changed to read 21 Seneca St., Ottawa, Ontario

 

May 25, 1942

Granted 10 days leave

 

Aug 1, 1942

Transferred from the RCASC to the RCOC (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps) and employed with the Motor Transport Vehicle 4th Sub Depot in Bordon

 

Aug 29, 1942

Attached to CMHQ Glasgow for 4 days for duty

 

Nov 12, 1942

To draw temporary pay as Fitter MV “A”

 

Dec 29, 1942

Granted 10 days leave

 

Jan 31, 1943

Admitted to #1 Canadian Medical Centre hospital

 

Feb 8, 1943

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

May 25, 1943

Promoted to rank of Acting Staff Sergeant

 

Jun 9, 1943

Transferred to the CBOD (Canadian Base Ordnance Depot) at the Bordon Camp 

Awarded the CVSM (Canadian Volunteer Service Medal)

 

Apr 12, 1944

Attached to the 1st Canadian General Ordnance Depot

 

May 15, 1944

Transferred from the RCOC to the RCEME (Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) and employed as QMS (Quartermaster Sergeant)

 

Aug 7, 1944

Appointed to rank of Acting WOII with pay

 

Feb 19, 1945

Reclassified as Vehicle Mechanic Group “A”

 

Jun 9, 1945

Confirmed in the rank of WOII (Armament Quartermaster Sergeant)

 

Jul 24, 1945

Granted 6 days leave 

Awarded the Defence Medal

 

Aug 9, 1945

Embarked for Canada 

On disembarking in Canada proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario and TOS #9 District Depot, RCEME

 

Aug 17, 1945

Granted 31 days leave

 

Oct 16, 1945

Ceased to draw Vehicle Mechanic Group “A” pay and employed as Armament Quartermaster Sergeant at the RCEME Weaponman Surface Company, Ottawa 

To draw Motor Vehicle Mechanic Group “A” pay

 

Jan 14, 1946

Granted 14 days leave

 

Feb 13, 1946

Accepted for service with the Interim Force

 

Mar 7, 1946

Employed as a Driver Instructor with the RCEME Driver and Mechanic Training School, Ottawa

 

Apr 15, 1946

To continue to draw trades pay for 30 days while on assessment 

Posted to the CASC Training Centre, Camp Borden, Ontario

 

May 16, 1946

Continue to draw trades pay as Group “A” Vehicle Mechanic

 

Jun 3, 1946

TOS the HWE (?) at Camp Borden

 

Jun 4, 1946

Daughter Leona Margaret D’Amour born

 

Jul 15, 1946

Granted 14 days leave

 

Jul 29, 1946

Issued War Service Badge “General Service Class” No. 1091386

 

Aug 19, 1946

Reverted to the rank of Staff Sergeant

 

Aug 20, 1946

Awarded the War Medal 1939-45

 

Sep 30, 1946

Received a Rehabilitation Grant and Clothing Allowance of $100 on being discharged from active service

 

Oct 1, 1946

Attested into the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (Regular), Canadian Armed Forces at Camp Borden, Ontario 

      Number SC-11825

      Next of kin given as Edith Lucinda D’Amour, wife, 21 Seneca St., Ottawa, Ontario

      Previous service given as RCASC and RCEME in Canada and England from 1940 to present

      Religion given as Roman Catholic

      Rank on re-enlistment Staff Sergeant 

Assigned to the RCASC School at Camp Borden 

Prior to his attestation, he was formally discharged from the Canadian Army Active Service.  His medal entitlement is listed as Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 

Granted trades pay as Vehicle Mechanic Group 3

 

Nov 3, 1946

Granted permission to occupy emergency married quarters with his wife and children

 

Nov 14, 1946

Admitted to the Camp Borden Military Hospital

 

Nov 20, 1946

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

Feb 17, 1947

Granted 16 days leave

 

Oct 7, 1947

Received a severe reprimand for refusing to obey an order and for conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline

 

Oct 15, 1947

Granted 21 days leave

 

Mar 15, 1948

Granted 9 days leave

 

Jun 9, 1948

On TD (Temporary Duty) to the Central Command Cadet Camp at Camp Borden, Ontario

 

Aug 4, 1948

TD at the cadet camp ended

 

Aug 9, 1948

Granted 21 days leave

 

Sep 1, 1948

Posted to No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton, Ontario 

To receive trades pay as Vehicle Mechanic Group III

 

Sep 13, 1948

Proceeded to Meaford, Ontario for 1 day

 

Sep 22, 1948

Promoted to Warrant Officer 2nd Class

 

Sep 27, 1948

Attached to the No. 23 Transport Company RCASC for duty at Camp Borden, Ontario

 

Nov 12, 1948

Qualified as Driver Breakdown Medium and Transporter 40 Ton

 

Dec 2, 1948

Qualified as Driver Carrier 

Ceased to be attached and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

Dec 6, 1948

On TD to Hamilton and St. Catherines

 

Dec 22, 1948

TD ceased and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

Jan 3, 1949

On TD to the Niagara area

 

Jan 8, 1949

TD ceased and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

Jan 9, 1949

Admitted to the Toronto Military Hospital sick

 

Jan 20, 1949

Discharged from hospital and on TD to Toronto Downsview and Weston

 

Feb 18, 1949

TD ceased and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

Mar 7, 1949

Attached to the No. 23 Transport Company RCASC at Camp Borden for TD

 

Mar 31, 1949

Ceased to be attached and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

Apr 1, 1949

Reattached to the No. 23 Transport Company RCASC at Camp Borden for TD

 

Apr 21, 1949

His married quarters were vacated when he and his wife separated.  This was followed by a lengthy period of poor work performance and disciplinary problems.

 

Apr 29, 1949

Ceased to be attached and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton

 

May 31, 1949

Ceased to be attached and rejoined No. 2 Company RCEME at Malton 

Tried by DCM (District Courts Martial) and sentenced to a reduction in rank to Staff Sergeant and received a severe reprimand

 

Jul 14, 1949

Granted 14 days leave

 

Aug 2, 1949

Granted 16 days leave

 

Oct 1, 1949

Re-engaged for a period of 5 years

 

Oct 14, 1949

Transferred to the No. 12 Company, RCASC in Regina, Saskatchewan 

His wife remained in Ottawa when he was transferred

 

Nov 15, 1949

Over a period of several months he was sent to Dundurn, Saskatchewan for short periods of temporary duty, usually 3 days or less on each trip

 

Mar 1, 1950

His wife, Edith, joined him and moved into a house at 1220 Broder St., Regina

 

Jul 24, 1950

Granted 13 days leave

 

Sep 29, 1950

Qualified Vehicle Mechanic (Wh) Group 3

 

Mar 5, 1951

Granted 17 days leave

 

Dec 1, 1951

Promoted to rank of Warrant Officer Class II

 

Jan 16, 1952

Granted 15 days leave

 

Feb 3, 1952

Transferred to the No. 13 Company, RCASC in Edmonton, Alberta

 

Feb 17, 1952

Attached to the Western Command Headquarters, Edmonton, for duty

 

Apr 22, 1952

Admitted to the RCAF hospital in Edmonton

 

May 1, 1952

Discharged from hospital and granted 7 days sick leave, 9 days annual leave and 1 day travel time 

Ceased to be attached to Western Command HQ

 

Jun 5, 1952

Wife and family move into PMQ (Permanent Married Quarters) at 9 Griesback Barracks, Edmonton

 

Jul 6, 1952 Lionel's father, Joseph D'Amour passed away in Ottawa, Ontario

 

Jul 7, 1952

Granted 11 days leave

 

Aug 19, 1952

Re-attached to the Western Command HQ in Edmonton

 

Oct 10, 1952

Granted 10 days leave 

Awarded the CD (Canadian Forces Decoration) for 12 years service with the Regular Force

 

Feb 2, 1953

Vacated the PMQ residence

 

Feb 8, 1953

Transferred to the No. 2 Company, RCEME in Lakeview, 662 Lakeshore Road W., Port Credit, Ontario

 

Jul 20, 1953

Granted 21 days leave

 

Jan 5, 1954

Granted 9 days leave

 

Jan 15, 1954

Transferred to the No. 11 Personnel Depot, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Feb 10, 1954

Embarked in Vancouver for the Far East

 

Feb 23, 1954

Disembarked in Japan and TOS Canadian Army, Far East

 

Feb 24, 1954

Posted to the No. 58 Ground Transport Company, RCASC

 

Sep 6, 1954

Granted 7 days leave with 2 days travel time

 

Oct 1, 1954

Re-engaged for a period of 6 years

 

Oct 12, 1954

Transferred to the Canadian Administration Unit pending return to Canada

 

Dec 5, 1954

Embarked for Canada

 

Dec 21, 1954

Disembarked in Canada.  On disembarking was granted 30 days Special Leave and 30 days annual leave.  While on leave he was posted to the No. 13 Personnel Company, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Mar 1, 1955

Posted to the No. 4 Transport Company, RCASC, in Camp Borden, Ontario

 

Mar 2, 1955

Appointed as Company Sergeant Major

 

Aug 9, 1955

Granted 21 days leave and 4 days travel time

 

Sep 19, 1955

Granted 9 days leave

 

Oct 28, 1955

Passed the Projectionist Course

 

Jun 14, 1956

Attached to the No. 14 Company RCASC in Wainwright, Alberta

 

Aug 5, 1956

Ceased to be attached and returned to No. 4 Transport Company in Camp Borden

 

Aug 20, 1956

Granted 15 days leave

 

Mar 18, 1957

Granted 15 days leave

 

May 21, 1957

Attached to the RCEME School in Camp Borden

 

Jun 7, 1957

Passed 2 Ton Truck Familiarization Course 

Ceased to be attached and returned to No. 4 Transport Company

 

Aug 16, 1957

Granted 15 days leave

 

Mar 3, 1958

Posted to the No. 2 Transport Company in Camp Borden

 

May 7, 1958

Granted 10 days leave

 

Aug 13, 1958

Admitted to the Camp Borden Hospital, sick

 

Aug 29, 1958

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

Sep 2, 1958

Granted 7 days sick leave

 

Dec 1, 1958

Granted 19 days leave

 

Mar 2, 1959

Granted 16 days leave and 6 days travel time

 

Aug 11, 1959

Granted 30 days leave and 4 days travel time

 

Apr 4, 1960

Granted 30 days leave

May 8, 1960

Posted to the No. 56 Canadian Transport Company, RCASC, in the Middle East 

Embarked in Canada for the Middle East 

Promoted to Acting Warrant Officer Class 1

 

May 10, 1960

Disembarked in Egypt and TOS the No. 56 Canadian Transport Company as part of the UNEF (United Nations Expeditionary Force) in the Sinai Peninsula, Middle East

 

Aug 6, 1960

Awarded the UNEF Medal

 

Oct 1, 1960

Re-engaged for a period of 3 years

 

Nov 14, 1960

Granted 7 days Special UNEF leave

 

Feb 15, 1961

Posted to the No. 9 Canadian Transport Company, RCASC, in Ottawa, Ontario 

Embarked for Canada

 

Feb 17, 1961

Disembarked in Canada and joined the No. 9 Canadian Transport Company, in Ottawa 

Reverted to the rank of Warrant Officer Class II

 

Feb 18, 1961

Granted 23 days special leave

 

Mar 13, 1961

Posted to the QMG (Quartermaster General) District Office, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Mar 17, 1961

Posted to the No. 2 Company, RCASC in Lakeview, Ontario

 

Apr 26, 1961

Granted 12 days leave

 

Aug 14, 1961

Granted 14 days leave and 6 days travel time

 

Dec 19, 1961

Granted 4 days leave

 

Jan 18, 1962

Qualified Driver S/C, Panel S/W and 3 Ton Truck

 

May 19, 1962

Admitted to the Toronto Western Hospital, sick

 

Jun 26, 1962

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

May 12, 1963

Posted to the No. 6 PD (Personnel Depot) in Toronto

 

May 15, 1963

Granted 30 days special leave

 

Jun 14, 1963

Granted 30 days annual leave

 

Dec 1, 1963

Discharged from the Canadian Army in Toronto, Ontario 

      Medal entitlement on discharge

o       Defence Medal

o       CVSM & Clasp (CAAF Issue) (shown below)

o       War Medal 1939-45

o       UNEF Medal – issued in Middle East

o       UNSM – Korea

 

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