Alonzo Nathan Clark, MM




Mar 23, 1875

Born in the Township of Elizabethtown, Leeds County, Ontario Canada


Feb 1, 1916

Attested into the 156th Battalion at Brockville Ontario 

Ø      Number 639577

Ø      Next of Kin given as Ethel May Clark (wife) of the Armouries, Brockville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as caretaker

Ø      Previous military experience given as “1 year Foot Guards and 17 years in the 41st Regiment”

Ø      Religion given as Baptist


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax for England



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Witley Camp 

Ø      Appointed as A/BSM (Acting Battalion Sergeant Major)


Oct 26, 1917

Reverts to rank of A/L/Sgt (Acting Lance Sergeant) at his own request


Jan 18, 1918

Reverts to rank of Pte at his own request in order to proceed overseas 

Ø      Posted to the PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) and proceeded overseas


Jan 19, 1918

Arrived at No 3 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) the PPCLI


Jan 21, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Jun 5, 1918

SOS the PPCLI and posted to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Jul 10, 1918

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl


Aug 8, 1918

Suffered GSW to right shoulder


Aug 15, 1918

Suffered from gas attack


Aug 28, 1918

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Oct 11, 1918

Suffered from gas attack and GSW to calves of both legs


Oct 12, 1918

Admitted to No 7 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples France


Oct 15, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth and posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Admitted to the Norfolk War Hospital at Thorpe, Norfolk


Jan 7, 1919

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jan 13, 1919

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion


Jan 15, 1919

Discharged from hospital to duty


Feb 8, 1919

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to MD #3 at Kinmel Park


Feb 17, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain for Canada


TOS MD #3 Sub Depot Ottawa


Feb 25, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


Mar 1, 1919

Granted leave with Subsistence until March 14, 1919


Mar 15, 1919

Medical Board at Ottawa determines that he is suffering from Asthma due to being gassed in the trenches and that it is “probably permanent”


Mar 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF as “Medically Unfit” 

Ø      Given War Service Badge Class “A”, No 102678

Ø      Proposed address on discharge “The Armouries, Pine St., Brockville Ontario

Ø      British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to the above address


Jul 3, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal, London Gazette #31430



Jun 13, 1954



Oakland Cemetery
Brockville ON

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