Cyril White
21st Battalion CEF

 

 

 

 

Feb 11, 1897

Born at Essex Ontario

 

Jun 25, 1917

Attested into the 4th Divisional Signal Company, Canadian Engineers, at Windsor Ontario 

      Number 2265901

      Next of kin given as Charles White (father) c/o Imperial Bank, Ingersoll Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Clerk

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Church of England

 

Sep 11, 1917

Forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded

 

Sep 27, 1917

Sentenced to 5 days detention and forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded

 

Oct 9, 1917

Sentenced to 5 days detention – offence not recorded

 

Oct 12, 1917

Sentenced to an additional 5 days detention – offence not recorded

 

Nov 6, 1917

Forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded

 

Nov 16, 1917

Sentenced to 3 days detention – offence not recorded

 

Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia

  

 

Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England

 

Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford

 

Dec 19, 1917

TOS the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford

 

Jan 16, 1918

Admitted to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne Sussex with an infected and ingrown toe nail

 

Jan 25, 1918

Surgery performed to relieve infection and remove part of right great toe nail

 

Feb 8, 1918

Discharged to duty

 

Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford

 

Apr 17, 1918

Sent as part of a draft to the PPCLI

 

Apr 18, 1918

Arrived at 3 CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS the PPCLI

 

Apr 20, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)

 

Apr 21, 1918

Left for Canadian Corps Signal School for instruction

 

Jun 4, 1918

Sentenced to 7 days FP #1 (Field Punishment No 1) for “Not complying with an order” and “Using improper language to an NCO”

 

Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

 

Jun 6, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion

 

Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.”   

It would seem that the sentence of Field Punishment was not carried out in lieu of going to the front

 

Aug 12, 1918

Admitted to the No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 48 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with Impetigo to legs and feet

 

Aug 15, 1918

Transferred to #6 General Hospital at Rouen then to the #2 Convalescent Hospital at Rouen

 

Sep 2, 1918

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for absence of 2 hours

 

Sep 3, 1918

Discharged to Base

 

Sep 7, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and assigned to “A” Company (for those recovering from wounds)

 

Sep 11, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C

 

Sep 13, 1918

Left for unit

 

Sep 14, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field

 

Oct 12, 1918

Suffered from being gassed and admitted to No 9 CFA then transferred to No 1 CCS

 

Oct 13, 1918

Transferred via #146 “AT” (Ambulance Transport) to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers

 

Oct 22, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot

 

Oct 25, 1918

Transferred to No 12 Convalescent Depot at Aubengue

 

Nov 3, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Rest Camp

 

Nov 5, 1918

Arrived at CIBD and posted to “A” Company

 

Nov 11, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C

 

Nov 14, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion

 

Mar 9, 1919

Proceeded to Namur for guard duty

 

Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre 

 

 

Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked at Southampton England and proceeded to the Canadian Embarkation Camp at Witley

 

May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool

  

 

May 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario

 

May 24, 1919

Discharged at Kingston Ontario

 

Feb 6, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him c/o Imperial Bank, Ingersoll Ontario 

 

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