Victor Rudolph Ullman MC

 

Apr 17, 1886

Born in Riga Russia

 

Mar 14, 1915

Commissioned in 52nd Regiment (Prince Albert Volunteers)

 

Nov 23, 1915

Attached to 59th Battalion, CEF with rank of Lieut.

 

Feb 8, 1916

Appointed Lieutenant, 59th Battalion

 

Feb 26, 1916

Particulars of Family form filled in with the 59th Battalion giving next of kin as Miss May Boyd of Cornwall Ontario

 

Mar 22, 1916

Sworn into the 59th Battalion at Cornwall Ontario as a Lieutenant 

      Next of kin given as Adam Alexander Jekkel (uncle) Romanoff Street, Riga Russia (request to notify Miss May Boyd, Cornwall Ontario as well)

      Occupation given as “Broker”

      Religion given as “Church of England”

      Previous military service given as the Hussars of the Russian army and 52nd Militia Regiment in Canada

      Present address given as North Battleford Saskatchewan

 

Apr 2, 1916

Embarked at SS Olympic at Halifax for England

  

 

Apr 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool and proceeded to West Sandling Camp

 

Apr 20, 1916

TOS 39th Battalion at West Sandling Camp

 

Jul 1, 1916

Sent as a reinforcement to the 4th Battalion

 

Jul 2, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion in the field and record states “to be Lieut”

 

Sep 15, 1916

Received 2 gun shot wounds to back, and was buried by the explosion of a shell.

 

Sep 16, 1916

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital at Boulogne

 

Sep 17, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel

  

Admitted to Northumberland War Hospital at Newcastle on Tyne with a gunshot wound to his back.  Wound was very dirty on admission but cleaned up and healed well.  Has slight stiffness but otherwise no disability.

 

Sep 18, 1916

Posted to the “General List” in England

 

Oct 25, 1916

Discharged from Hospital

 

Oct 30, 1916

Admitted to Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital, Putney Heath.

 

Nov 13, 1916

Medical Board at 86 Strand, London 

      On September 15, 1916 was wounded by gun shot wound to right lumbar area of back

      At same time was buried by the explosion of a shell

      Complains of pain in back

      Affected with tremors due to shock from being buried by shell

      Declared to be unfit for any service for 2 months 

Granted leave to Canada until January 13, 1917.  Transportation to be at his own expense.

 

Nov 16, 1916

Discharged from Hospital

 

Nov 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Corsican for Canada

  

 

Jan 13, 1917

Medical Board at 86 Strand, London 

      Patient suffered a gunshot wound to the lumbar region of his back

      He is now recovered

      Declared fit for General Service

 

Jan 26, 1917

SOS General List on proceeding to 21st Battalion overseas

 

Jan 28, 1917

Arrived at CBD as a reinforcement

 

Feb 13. 1917

Left for 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion

 

Feb 16, 1917

Joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in the field

 

Feb 25, 1917

Admitted to No 2 Canadian Field Ambulance with Scabies

 

Mar 4, 1917

Discharged from Hospital to duty

 

Mar 27, 1917

Left 2nd Entrenching Battalion and returned to the 21st Battalion in the field

 

May 8, 1917

Exposed to gas shelling and sent to No 4 CFA the transferred to No 12 CFA

 

May 10, 1917

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital Boulogne with gas poisoning

 

May 18, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis, and detached to the EORD

  

 

May 19, 1917

TOS the EORD at Seaford on being evacuated from overseas 

Admitted to Miss Pollock’s Hospital, 50 Weymouth St. London, for gas poisoning.  Showed respiratory and nervous symptoms, as well as pain in abdomen, sleepless, but when sleeps suffers from nightmares. 

Showed steady improvement

 

Jun 16, 1917

Medical Board at 13 Berners St London 

      Patient was gassed May 8, 1917 at Fresnoy

      Was reported to have been knocked unconscious by the gas shell

      Reported a troublesome cough and tightness and pain in the chest

      Had much frothing and expectoration for 3 days

      Complains of joint and abdominal pain

       Is nervous and has trouble sleeping

      declared to be unfit for 3 and one half months 

Present address noted as Bank of Montreal, 9 Waterloo Place, London SW

 

Jun 18, 1917

Discharged from Hospital

 

Jul 29, 1917

Admitted to Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital, Putney

 

Aug 15, 1917

Shown on Command to the Military Attach at the Russian Embassy London

 

Aug 17, 1917

Medical Board at 13 Berners St London 

      Has been on medical leave past 2 months

      Still has pain in shins after walking

      Declared fit for Home Service only for 1 month 

Address noted as Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital

 

Nov 6, 1917

Medical Board at 13 Berners St London 

      Was granted leave for current disability June 16, 1917

      August 17, 1917 was found fit only for Home Service for 1 month

      He should have reported September 17 to the Board but was never informed

      He is in fair shape except for his nerves

      Reflexes are exaggerated

      Has drawn feelings similar to feelings immediately after being gassed

      Has “war dreams”

      Has pins and needles feeling in knees

      Board recommends 2 more months of Home Service 

Present address noted as “c/o Russian Military Attach, India House, Kingsway, London

 

Jan 18, 1918

Awarded the Order of St. Stanislas, 3rd Class (with swords) as per the London Gazette #30476

  

 

Jan 21, 1918

Medical Board at 13 Berners St London 

      Reports no chest symptoms

      Suffers from occasional headaches and indigestion

      Also suffers from constipation

      Still slightly nervous

      Declared fit for general service 

Present address noted as “c/o Russian Military Attach, India House, Kingsway, London

 

Apr 14, 1918

Ceases to be attached to HQOMF (Headquarters Overseas Military Force) of Canada on proceeding overseas to join the 21st Battalion in the field

 

Apr 15, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion at the CIBD

 

Apr 17, 1918

Departed CIBD for CCRC

 

Apr 19, 1918

Ceases to be on Command of Russian Government

 

Apr 20, 1918

Arrived at CCRC and retained in order to attend the Canadian Corps School

 

May 3, 1918

Admitted to No 20 Field Ambulance with PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) (Pyrexia is a fever)

 

May 16, 1918

Discharged from hospital to duty

 

May 23, 1918

Rejoined CCRC from hospital

 

Aug 6, 1918

Left CCRC for the 21st Battalion

 

Aug 7, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field

 

Aug 26, 1918

Admitted to No 10 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 1 CCS with a gunshot wound to left leg then transferred to No 6 AT

 

Aug 27, 1918

Admitted to No 14 Gen Hospital

 

Sep 4, 1918

Transferred from No 14 General Hospital to No 5 Rest Camp

 

Sep 6, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)

 

Sep 14, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)

 

Sep 16, 1918

Left for 21st Battalion

 

Sep 17, 1918

Rejoined 21st Battalion in the field

 

Oct 15, 1918

Proceeded to 1st Army Rest Camp

 

Nov 1, 1918

Rejoined 21st Battalion from Rest Camp

 

Nov 10, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England

 

Nov 24, 1918

Posted to EORD at Seaford on being retained in England for duty with Siberian Expeditionary Force

 

Nov 28, 1918

Appointed temporary Captain as per London Gazette #31103

  

 

Dec 24, 1918

Detached to the War Office

 

Jan 11, 1919

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #31119

  

Seconded to the War Office for duty with the British Military Mission, Vladivostock, Russia

 

Mar 5, 1919

Paid 100.00 Mexican dollars while in Shanghai

 

Mar 14, 1919

Paid 100.00 Mexican dollars while in Shanghai

 

Oct 16, 1919

Cable sent October 30, to next of kin “Admitted to Hospital in Chita Russia, on 16th with suspected Typhus.  Received medical attention from Japanese Medical authorities”

 

Nov 15, 1919

Cable sent to next of kin “Little worse temperature 40, pulse 84”

 

Nov 18, 1919

Cable sent to next of kin “This officer is now out of danger”

 

Dec 9, 1919

Cable sent December 16, to next of kin “This officer has now contracted spotted Typhus and reported seriously ill in Chita Russia Hospital on December 9.

 

Dec 23, 1919

Cable sent to next of kin “Condition still serious”

 

Jan 14, 1920

Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette #31732

  

 

Jan 16, 1920

Cable sent to next of kin “Recovered and proceeded to Japan for convalescence.”

 

Mar 25, 1920

Paid 25.00 Mexican dollars while in Hong Kong

 

Mar 26, 1920

Paid 300.00 Mexican dollars while in Hong Kong

 

Apr 20, 1920

Paid 450.00 Mexican dollars while in Hong Kong

 

May 21, 1920

Paid 400.00 Mexican dollars while in Hong Kong

 

Dec 21, 1920

Ceases to be seconded to the War Office

 

Jan 5, 1921

SOS the CEF by reason of demobilization

 

Jan 10, 1939

Statement of Service compiled by Records Office

 

Nov 24, 1957

Deceased 

 

 

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