Wilfred Allen Throop


Shown above with his wife and children post war

 

Mar 17, 1894

Born at Cobourg Ontario to Bennet and Mary (nee Wellington) Throop

 

Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

      Number 59983 (temporary number 356)

      Next of kin given as Maria Throop (mother) of Cobourg Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Waiter

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Salvation Army

      Assigned to “C” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company

 

May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec

 

 

May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent

 

Aug 31, 1915

Admitted to the Risboro Tent Hospital at St Martins Plains with a diagnosis of Gonorrhea

 

Sep 1, 1915

Transferred to the Cambridge Military Hospital

 

Sep 2, 1915

Posted to the 21st Battalion Depot Company while in hospital

 

Sep 11, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

Sep 14, 1915

Posted to “D” Company and Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone

 

 

Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer

 

Oct 7, 1915

Received shrapnel wounds to his right thigh while Standing To in the front line trench near Hill 63, which is between Bailleul and Ploegsteert Belgium 

Admitted to the Field Ambulance and then transferred to No 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at Bailleul

 

Oct 9, 1915

Transferred via No 3 AT (Ambulance Train)

 

Oct 10, 1915

Admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples 

Surgery performed to remove 2 pieces of shrapnel described as being the size of a 2 shilling coin.  The wound was described as being “foul and dirty”

 

Oct 15, 1915

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton

 

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion while in hospital 

Admitted to the Edmonton Military Hospital 

While here he was struck with a severe bout of Bronchitis

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 15, 1916

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital

 

Feb 19, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Convalescent Hospital at Uxbridge

 

Apr 26, 1916

Discharged from hospital restricted to Light Duty

 

May 3, 1916

On Command to the CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Folkestone

 

May 4, 1916

Pension Board at Prior Park Bath recommends that he be granted a pension for a period of 6 months on discharge at the rate of $192 per annum.

 

May 12, 1916

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Liverpool

 

 

May 20, 1916

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec  

The Quebec Medical Board makes note of his wounds and of his Bronchial condition and recommends 6 months in a Convalescent Hospital.

 

May 26, 1916

Arrived at Kingston Ontario and admitted to the Elmhurst Convalescent Home

 

Jun 11, 1916

Married to Della Thompson at Kingston Ontario

 

Jul 1, 1916

Shown on the payroll of the Casualty Company for MD #3 at Kingston Ontario

 

Sep 7, 1916

Medical Board at Kingston notes his wounds and that he walks with a decided limp, and only with the use of a cane.  The Board recommends discharge from the CEF on account of unfitness for service

 

Oct 7, 1916

Discharged from the Elmhurst Hospital

 

Oct 24, 1916

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

      Rank on discharge Private

      Proposed residence on discharge Cobourg Ontario

      Discharged as Medically Unfit

 

Dec 7, 1917

Medical Board at Cobourg Ontario notes 

      Makes note of shrapnel wounds and of his Bronchitis

      Notes that he is poorly nourished and underweight (5’8” and 130 lbs)

      He works for the Hydro Electric Company reading meters, but has been unable to work since November 1st

      He is married with one child

      He has an aging, dependent mother who is in the Rockwood Mental hospital in Kingston

      His disability is a result of his service at the front

      Due to his current health being as a result of his service, and financial hardship, the Board recommends a 40% Pension for Disability

 

Apr 21, 1921

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medals sent to him at PO Box 2, James St, Cobourg Ontario

 

 

 

Rember that he walks with a limp and uses a cane!

 

Jun 13, 1961

Died at the Peterborough Hospital


Norwood-Asphodel Cemetery
Norwood ON

 


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