William John Dinsmore

 

 

Nov 18, 1889

Born at Nissouri Township, Middlesex Ontario to William and Rachael (nee Lougheed)

 

Jan 26, 1916

Attested into the 135th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 802812

Ø      Next of kin given as William John Dinsmore (father) of 70 Blackfriar St London Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Cigar Maker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian 

The Battalion trained at Camp Borden Ontario

 

Aug 18, 1916

Left Camp Borden by train for Halifax Nova Scotia

 

Aug 21, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia

 

 

Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

He was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 116th Battalion at the Witley Camp

 

Dec 22, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion

 

Dec 23, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion 

 

Aug 20, 1917

Invalided to England wounded aboard the Hospital Ship Grantully Castle

 

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital in England 


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