George Coulthard

May 9, 1889

Born in Langholm, Scotland


Apr 10, 1913

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Glasgow



Apr 22, 1913

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Almonte, Ontario


Nov 11, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 21st Battalion in Kingston


Jan 5, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59206 (temporary number 411)

Ø  Next of kin given as Robert Coulthard, Langholm, Scotland

Ø  Previous occupation given as Gardner

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “D” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “B” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 31, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Feb 3, 1916

Married to Margaret and next of kin changed to read Mrs. Margaret Coulthard, wife, 54 Albion Rd., Edinburgh, Scotland


Feb 10, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Oct 24, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza.  He was discharged to duty from the field ambulance the same day


Jan 5, 1917

Awarded the good conduct badge


Apr 3, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Apr 17, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 25, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 12, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jul 23, 1918

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade for duty


Dec 2, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 22, 1918

Rejoined the 4th Brigade from leave


Mar 7, 1919

Attached to the 1st Brigade in Cras Avernas, Belgium for duty


Mar 25, 1919

Proceeded to England to “G” Wing in Bramshott pending discharge


May 3, 1919

Attached to No. 2 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in London and discharged from the CEF in the British Isles

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 50 Albion Rd., Edinburgh, Scotland

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 50 Albion Rd., Edinburgh, Scotland


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