Charles Peter Conlin

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


May 22, 1894

Born in Ormsby, Ontario to Peter and Mary (nee Murphy) Conlin


Mar 24, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion in Coe Hill, Ontario 

Ø      Number 636933

Ø      Next of kin given as May Conlin, mother, Ormsby, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

His brother, Lawrence, 636934, attested into the 155th Battalion the same day


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Oct 31, 1916

Forfeited 5 day’s pay for being AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

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


Dec 7, 1916

Left the CBD to join his battalion


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay, France, along with his brother, Lawrence.


Mar 13, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company


May 26, 1917

While employed with the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company, Private Conlin was killed in action east of Vimy Ridge.

Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension
Pas-de-Calais France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Mary Conlin, Ormsby, Ontario

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Peter Conlin, at the same address.


Private Conlin is commemorated on the Coe Hill, Ontario War Memorial

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