George Granville Cobbledick

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Oct 24, 1891

Born to James and Frances Sophia (nee Rollo) Cobbledick in Seymour, Ontario


Oct 25, 1917

Medical performed in Peterborough, Ontario under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 and found fit for service.


Mar 27, 1918

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Kingston under the MSA

Ø      Number 3057524

Ø      Next of kin given as Sophia Cobbledick, mother, Warkworth, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      No previous military experience given

The birth date given on the MSA document is shown as October 24, 1894 while his birth registration shows the date as October 24, 1891.


Apr 14, 1918

The 4th Draft of the 1st Depot Battalion, EOR left Kingston by train bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, consisting of 2 officers, 8 sergeants and 192 privates.


Apr 17, 1918

Embarked the SS Toloa as a member of the in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the 1st Depot Battalion EOR 4th Draft

Apr 24, 1918

While onboard ship he was diagnosed with a case of Mumps and admitted to the ship’s infirmary.


Apr 28, 1918

Disembarked in England and was admitted to the Fazakerley 1st Western General Military Hospital in Liverpool.  Meanwhile the remainder of the draft proceeded to Seaford where it was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion for training.


May 21, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital and proceeded to join the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford.


Sep 12, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 975 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion.


Sep 16, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast.


Sep 18, 1918

Left the CC Rein C to join his battalion.


Sep 19, 1918

As part of a draft of 24 reinforcements, Private Cobbledick joined the 21st Battalion rear details some distance behind the lines occupied by the battalion along the Arras-Cambrai Road.


Oct 11, 1918

3 weeks after joining the battalion, Private Cobbledick was killed during the advance on Avesnes-le-Sec.

Niagara Cemetery
Iwuy France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. J Cobbledick, RR No. 2 Warkworth, Ontario.


The Warkworth, Ontario War Memorial

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