Howard Black, MD



Jan 24, 1886

Born to James A and Mary Ann (nee Osler) Black at Stroud Ontario


Dec 27, 1916

Attested into the AMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps) Training Depot at the Exhibition Camp at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Assigned the rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as William James Black (brother) of 93 Wood St, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Physician

Ø      Stated that he currently holds the rank of Lieut in the AMC (Army Medical Corps) Militia

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year in the COTC (Canadian Officer’s Training Corps)

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Mar 26, 1917

Embarked at Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the 4th Draft from the MD #2 Training Depot


Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded by train to Westenhanger.  From there they marched to the Otterpool Camp, arriving late at night and no bedding was available but they were given tents to sleep in.


Apr 10, 1917

Promoted to rank of Captain


Jun 11, 1917

Posted to the Moore Barracks Military Hospital at Shorncliffe


Jul 1, 1917

Posted to the CAMC Depot but remained Attached to the Military Hospital at Shorncliffe


Sep 19, 1917

Posted to the No 9 Canadian General Hospital


Jun 23, 1918

Posted to the No 2 Canadian General Hospital and proceeded to France


Jul 9, 1918

Posted to the CAMC Depot


Jul 10, 1918

Attached to the No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for duty


Aug 9, 1918

Attached to the 21st Battalion for duty. 

There is no mention in the file or the Battalion’s War Diary nor the Part II Orders as to when he actually joined the Battalion


Aug 26, 1918

The 21st Battalion participated in an attack on the Tilloy and Hun trenches in the Telegraph Hill Sector.  Capt Black moved forward with the attacking troops in order to establish an aid post for the wounded, and he himself was wounded slightly.  

Admitted to No 8 CFA with a shrapnel wound to his right arm


Aug 27, 1918

Discharged from No 8 CFA and returned to duty with the 21st Battalion


Feb 28, 1919

Granted 8 days leave to Paris


Mar 6, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from leave


Mar 16, 1919

Mentioned in Despatches per London Gazette #31448



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre


Posted to the CAMC Depot


Apr 4, 1919

Arrived at the Witley Camp in England and attached to “P” Wing pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

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


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      The War Service Badge Class “A” would have been issued, but the number was not recorded in the file

Ø      Rank on discharge Captain.

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 101 College St, Toronto Ontario


Oct 27, 1920

Married to Harriet May Johnston at Oxford Ontario


Apr 11, 1923

The British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 39 Vansittart Ave, Woodstock Ontario.


Oct 15, 1930

Married to Edythe Alice Lang at Brantford Ontario. 


Mar 1, 1945

Died at Woodstock Ontario as a result of a stroke 

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