George Walton

 

Sep 12, 1893

Born at Sheffield England

 

Mar 1, 1916

Attested into the 164th Battalion at Orangeville Ontario 

      Number 663519

      Next of kin given as Mrs Beatrice Walton (mother) of 17 Parliament St, Sheffield England

      Previous occupation given as Farm Hand

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Church of England

 

Jul 6, 1916

Battalion moved from Orangeville to Camp Borden Ontario by train

 

 
Shown above, on right, with an unknown soldier at Camp Borden

 

Oct 16, 1916

Battalion marched to Hamilton Ontario, with the march being completed November 2, 1916, marching 153 miles in 17 days

 

Jan 3, 1917

Sentenced to 3 days detention for being AWL (Absent Without Leave)

 

Jan 19, 1917

The ladies of Halton and Dufferin Counties presented the Battalion with their Colours at the Hamilton Armouries

 

Mar 3, 1917

Will made out leaving estate to Miss Elsie Walton (sister) of 41 Hall Road, Hansworth Sheffield England

 

Apr 10, 1917

Embarked the RMS Carpathia at Halifax Nova Scotia

  

 

Apr 22, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Otterpool, near Shorncliffe

 

Apr 23, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) 2nd Reserve Battalion at East Sandling, near Hythe, Kent

 

May 27, 1917

TOS 164th Battalion at Witley

 

Jul 30, 1917

Admitted to Canadian Military Hospital at Bramshott with a diagnosis of VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)

 

Oct 19, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital

 

Mar 8, 1918

Attached to 119th Battalion at Witley

 

Mar 19, 1918

Attached to 125th Battalion at Witley

 

Mar 28, 1918

Ceases to be attached and returned to 164th Battalion

 

Mar 29, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

 

Mar 30, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion

 

Apr 3, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)

 

Apr 13, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the front line trench near Wailly and the War Diary makes note of a draft of 20 Ors arriving (Ordinary Ranks ie Ptes)

 

Apr 25, 1918

Wounded in right arm by shrapnel and admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred same day to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) 

Surgery performed to remove shrapnel and a later medical report states that several tendons were severed and use of hand and fingers was lost, along with a fractured ulna in right arm

 

Apr 26, 1918

Transferred via No 2 AT (Ambulance Transport)

 

Apr 27, 1918

Admitted to 11 Stationary Hospital at Rouen

 

Apr 30, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Grantully Castle

  

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

 

May 1, 1918

Admitted to Fulham Military Hospital at Hammersmith, SW London

 

May 27, 1918

Transferred to Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom

 

Jul 10, 1918

Transferred to Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Buxton

 

Aug 10, 1918

Surgery performed to repair tendon and nerve damage

 

Sep 9, 1918

Surgery performed to reconnect tendons in right arm

 

Nov 5, 1918

Transferred to No 5 General Hospital at Kirkdale, London

 

Nov 26, 1918

Embarked the Araguaya at Liverpool

  

 

Dec 7, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto Ontario

 

Dec 10, 1918

Admitted to Whitby Ontario Military Hospital 

Is only able to flex fingers about and cannot close hand to make a fist and grip is weak 

Granted leave with subsistence until January 3, 1919

 

Mar 18, 1919

Medical Board at Whitby recommends that he be employed in light Carpentry work and “gym work”

 

Mar 20, 1919

Discharged from hospital and posted to the Casualty Company at the Park School

 

Mar 25, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario 

      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 85983

      Discharged as Medically Unfit

      Proposed residence on discharge – Camilla Ontario

      Entitled to 1 Gold Stripe

 

Jul 12, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Camilla Ontario

 

Feb 28, 1923 Married to Jessie Shepherd at Camilla Ontario

 

Aug 15, 1959

Deceased

 


Photos of George Walton and his certificate are courtesy of Carl Black
Thank you Carl


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