Thomas Boulton




May 3, 1885

Born at London England


May 11, 1915

Shown on payroll of 19th Lincoln Regiment, Welland Canal Force


Jul 7, 1915

Shown as transferred to 76th Battalion CEF


Aug 2, 1915

Attested into the 76th Battalion at Niagara Ontario 

Ø      Number 141627

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Thomas (Maude) Boulton (wife), address given as Corner of Sherbourn & Bartlett Streets, St. Catharines Ontario

o       Later changed to 3 (the rear) Leonard Ave. Toronto Ontario

o       Later changed to 35 Euclid Ave., Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 months with XIX Lincoln Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company


Apr 23, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Halifax Nova Scotia (ship’s records indicate they didn’t sail until April 25th)



May 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jun 28, 1916

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Jun 29, 1916

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Jul 12, 1916

Left to join unit


Jul 13, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Jul 17, 1916

Wounded in left hand by gun shot and admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 4 CFA


Jul 20, 1916

Transferred to No 5 CFA, then transferred to No 17 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jul 21, 1916

Transferred via No 7 AT (Ambulance Transport)


Jul 22, 1916

Transferred to No 8 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux


Jul 24, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Hospital at Boulogne


Jul 28, 1916

Declared fit and sent to Base Details for duty


Jul 31, 1916

Arrived at No 3 General Base Depot


Aug 5, 1916

Left for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Aug 8, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Aug 10, 1916

Left to join unit


Aug 11, 1916

Rejoined 21st Battalion


Oct 4, 1916

Accidentally injured ankle and admitted to No 2 CFA, first diagnosed as a sprain, but later determined to have a fractured tibia. 

A report filed by Lieut-Colonel EW Jones, Commanding Officer 21st Battalion, stated that while in the advanced trenches at Courcelette, the soldier slipped and fell and was in no way to blame for the accident.


Oct 9, 1916

Transferred to No 9 CFA, was discharged to duty


Oct 10, 1916

Admitted to No 44 CCS with complications from fractured tibia


Oct 11, 1916

Transferred via No 14 AT


Oct 12, 1916

Admitted to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Oct 17, 1916

Transferred to Base Details


Oct 20, 1916

Arrived at 2 CIBD


Nov 10, 1916

Left for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Nov 13, 1916

Arrived at 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Dec 12, 1916

Left to join unit


Aug 29, 1917

Sent to 1st Army Rest Camp


Sep 10, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from Rest Camp


Sep 11, 1917

Attached to the 4th Trench Mortar Battery


Oct 18, 1917

Granted leave to England


Nov 3, 1917              



Ypres Reservoir Cemetery


Jul 22, 1920

Notation on War Service Gratuity to Dependants indicates the following: “Child’s pension being paid to WW Dunlop, Insp., Prisons and Public Charities, Dept of Prov. Secretary, Toronto Ontario.”


Jan 4, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to his widow at 34 Lewis St., Toronto Ontario


Mar 8, 1923

Death Plaque, Scroll and Memorial Cross sent to his widow at 34 Lewis St., Toronto Ontario 

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