Wesley "Wes" Odell Weymark


 

Sep 19, 1883

Born in Belleville, Ontario to George Edward and Annie Marilla (nee Larue) Weymark 

Married to Ruth Odell in 1914

 

Aug 22, 1892

His mother, Annie passed away

 

Feb 2, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion in Belleville, Ontario 

      Number 636520

      Next of kin given as Ruth Weymark, wife, 209 Dundas St., Belleville, Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Musician

      Previous military experience given as a member of the band of the 15th Regiment, Canadian Militia

      Religion given as Methodist 

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area 

His brother, Joseph Stanley Weymark attested into the battalion the previous December

 

Oct 30, 1916

Transferred to the 247th Battalion, training in the Peterborough, Ontario area

 

Dec 2, 1916

Transferred to the 254th Battalion, training in the Belleville area

 

Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Jun 8, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the entire battalion was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training

 

Aug 27, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion

 

Aug 28, 1917

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion 

After leaving the CIBD Private Weymark joined the 21st Battalion and joined the battalion’s Brass Band along with his brother Joseph

 

Feb 2, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge

 

Oct 8, 1918

Granted 14 days leave 

While on leave in England, Private Weymark became sick and was admitted to hospital in London 

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

 

Jan 12, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Liverpool

 

Jan 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Shortly after his arrival in Canada he was discharged from the CEF. 

Following his discharge, the British War Medal (shown below) and the Victory Medal were sent to him in Belleville, Ontario

If you know the location of Wesley Weymark’s Victory Medal, please contact the webmaster

 

Jun 19, 1962

Wesley Odell Weymark died while a patient in the Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, Ontario

 


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