Charles Herbert William Baylie


Oct 1, 1895

Born in Kingston, Ontario to Charles Pargeter and Fanny Maud (nee Cunningham) Baylie


Apr 6, 1914

Volunteered for service with the 14th PWOR (Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles)

Ø      Number 1708

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Mar 23, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Number 59046 (temporary number 1288)

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles P Baylie, 221 Charles St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      Previous military service given as 1 year in the 14th PWOR

Ø      Religion given as Congregationalist

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company first, then to the Transport Section

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Apr 1, 1915

Embarked for England with the Transport Section in St. John, New Brunswick


May 15, 1915

When the battalion disembarked in Devonport, England the Transport Section reunited with the battalion and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


May 20, 1915

Transferred to the Depot Company


May 27, 1915

Transferred from the Depot Company to the Transport Section


Sep 11, 1915

Embarked for France in Folkestone with the Transport Section


Sep 15, 1915

When the battalion disembarked in Boulogne, the Transport Section reunited with the battalion and proceeded to St. Omer


Nov 10, 1916

While the battalion was moving from the front line to billets northwest of Lens, his horse stumbled and he was thrown to the ground and kicked in the abdomen by his falling horse.  He was taken to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for treatment.


Nov 15, 1916

Transferred to the No. 23, CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Nov 24, 1916

Transferred to the No. 13 General Hospital in Boulogne


Dec 14, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Denis

On arrival in England he was admitted to the Military Hospital in Boscombe Hants

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


Feb 25, 1917

Transferred to the CCH (Canadian Convalescent Hospital) in Bearwood Park, Wokingham


Mar 10, 1917

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


May 17, 1917

Transferred to the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow


Jun 1, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Bearwood Park


Jun 20, 1917

Discharged from hospital and attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for Physical Therapy at St. Leonard’s Hospital


Aug 23, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Oct 17, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 18, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 19 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 22, 1917

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart


Nov 20, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Camblain L’Abbe, northwest of Arras


Nov 5, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 22, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 13, 1918

The battalion crossed the Bonn Bridge to enter Germany as part of the Occupying Force and proceeded to billets in Seigburg


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre

On arrival in England proceeded to the Canadian Concentration Camp in Witley and posted to “P” Wing pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool


May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the battalion proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge Acting Lance Corporal

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 277381

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 221 Stuart St., Kingston

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 61 Union St. West, Kingston, Ontario


Jun 20, 1922

Married to Ocea Marion Wood in Kingston, Ontario.  His occupation is listed as Railroad Clerk 

The 1957 Voter’s List shows him living at 229 Nelson St., Kingston, with his wife Ocea, and lists his occupation as Chief Clerk, CNR (Canadian National Railway) 

The 1965 and 1968 Voter’s List shows him living alone at the same address and that he is retired


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