Herbert Grenville Correll, MM


Oct 14, 1890

Born at Carven County, Wicklow Ireland


Jul 15, 1915

Surgery performed to repair a left Varicocele (enlargement of vein in scrotum) at Toronto Ontario, and discharged with 4 weeks of Physical Training ordered


Aug 3, 1915

Attested into the 83rd Battalion at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 171053

Ø      Next of kin given as Annie Correll (mother) of 64 Awde St., Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 years in “B” Coy, Royal Grenadiers

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Medical makes no mention of recent surgery


Sep 24, 1915

Transferred to the Service Company


Sep 25, 1915

Embarked the SS Corsican at Montreal Quebec



Oct 6, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England 

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Feb 10, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe with a Varicocele


Feb 15, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength the 39th Reserve Battalion on transfer to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital


Feb 21, 1916

Transferred to Monks Horton Hospital


Feb 23, 1916

Medical Board at West Sandling Camp makes note of previous surgery to repair a left Varicocele 

Patient complains of weakness and dizziness which doctors believe is causes from adhesions from first surgery 

Additional surgery is recommended but declined 

Board recommends the he be discharged as permanently unfit for duty


Jun 4, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre)


Jun 6, 1916

Discharged from hospital and attached to 39th Reserve Battalion for Base Duty


Aug 30, 1916

Ceases to be attached for Base Duty and attached to 1st CC (Canadian Convalescent) Depot


Sep 29, 1916

Discharged from 1st CCD and posted to 39th Reserve Battalion


Oct 4, 1916

Selected as part of a draft for the 21st Battalion


Oct 5, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Oct 14, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


Oct 16, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field

The Battalion was in billets at Divion France resting and re-equipping after the fighting on The Somme


Feb 1, 1917

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) suffering from PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever


Feb 3, 1917

Transferred to No 4 CFA then same day transferred to the Canadian Rest Station


Feb 19, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Feb 22, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from hospital


May 19, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Cpl without pay


Aug 3, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Nov 2, 1917

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #30364


This was for acts of bravery during the fighting at Hill 70 

The Citation reads

On August 15th-18th 1917.  For conspicuous courage and daring.  While making a reconnaissance this NCO located a machine gun, which was causing our advance to be held up, he crept up to it and at the point of his revolver succeeded in capturing the crew of six men and the gun.  Later on he was instrumental in the capture of twenty more of the enemy in a dug-out.

AFW 3121  28-8-17


Nov 22, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Apr 29, 1918

Mentioned in 21st Battalion War Diary for acts of bravery during a raid at Neuville Vitasse


Sep 27, 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA with “disorder of Dantilon” 

Relinquished rank of Acting L/Cpl


Oct 11, 1918

Discharged to duty


Nov 14, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 23, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Havre  

There is no mention in the file as to where he had been for the previous month, nor is there any mention of discipline for absence


Dec 26, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre France


Disembarked at Folkstone England and proceeded to Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at Witley Camp for processing of paper work pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277373

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 44 Earlscourt Ave., Toronto Ontario


           Jun 19, 1920            Deceased at Toronto Ontario

Prospect Cemetery
Toronto ON 

Although he is listed as an official Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty, his death was not a result of his service.  He is not recorded in the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa


            Apr 14, 1923

Military Medal, British War Medal, and Victory Medal sent to his mother at 46 Earlscourt Ave., Toronto   Ontario

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