Carl McDonald Broadworth

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Jun 4, 1894

Born at Madoc Ontario to William and Edith (nee Robinson) Broadworth


Dec 29, 1915

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Madoc Ontario 

Ø      Number 636141

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss Lulu Broadworth, sister, of Madoc Ontario

o       The address was later changed to read 264 Seaton St, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist 

The Battalion trained at the Barriefield Camp at Kingston Ontario


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia


Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France as part of a draft of 147 Other Ranks from England, and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 7, 1916

Left the CBD to join the Battalion


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets at Bully Grenay carrying out training exercises


Apr 9, 1917

Killed in action during the attack on Vimy Ridge.  According to the Graves Registration Report, he was initially buried near the trenches 1 mile East of Neuville St Vaast.  On November 29, 1920, his body was exhumed and reburied in the Nine Elms Cemetery, North East of Arras

Nine Elms Military Cemetery
Thelus, France 

Post war, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his brother, William J Broadworth at Stirling Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to a second brother, John T Broadworth, at the same address 

There was no Memorial Cross issued as his mother had predeceased him, and he was not married 

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