Frederick "Fred" McKay Creighton

Shown here as a schoolboy

Nov 29, 1887

Born in Pembroke, Ontario to George and Alice (nee McLaren) Creighton


Aug 6, 1913

Married to Florence


Oct 14, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment in Perth, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59215 (temporary number 414)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Florence Creighton, wife, Embro, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Blacksmith

Ø  Previous military experience given as 3 years in the RNWMP (Royal Northwest Mounted Police)

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.


Dec 7, 1914

Promoted to the provisional rank of Sergeant


Feb 18, 1915

Reverted to the rank of Private and posted to the Transport Section


Mar 31, 1915

The Transport Section, along with horses and wagons, proceeded to England as an advance party to arrange for the arrival of the full battalion.

The battalion arrived in Devonport, England May 15, 1915 and reunited with the Transport Section in the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent where the battalion continued training


May 19, 1915

Posted to “B” Company


Jul 27, 1915

Restricted to ½ pay for 1 month for misconduct


Aug 29, 1915

Granted working pay as a Cold Shoer with the rank of Acting Sergeant


Sep 1, 1915

Posted to the Headquarters Company as a Pioneer with the rank of Lance Sergeant


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 20, 1915

Rejoined the battalion from the 4th Brigade with the rank of Private and ceases to draw working pay as a Farrier


Jan 6, 1916

Sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No. 1 for attempting to strike a comrade and for threatening a comrade


Apr 21, 1916

Private Creighton suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound to his left foot and was admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the 2nd Army Special Hospital


Apr 26, 1916

Transferred to the No. 15 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


May 18, 1916

Transferred to the No. 13 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Boulogne, France

Surgery performed to remove bone splinters and drain the wound

At this point in his file there is an entry stating that a Board of Inquiry was held and his wound was ruled accidental.  There is no copy of that document in the file, nor is there a date that the inquiry was held.


May 23, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 2nd London General Hospital in Chelsea

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Bromley


Jul 25, 1916

Transferred to the Moore Barracks Convalescent Hospital in Shorncliffe


Aug 9, 1916

Surgery performed to remove bone chips and dead tissue


Aug 26, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


Nov 6, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CCAC in Shoreham


Nov 18, 1916

Attached to the CTD HQ (Canadian Training Depot Headquarters) in Shoreham


Nov 24, 1916

Attached to the Garrison Duty Depot in Shoreham for duty


Nov 29, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Army Service Corps in Hastings for duty


Dec 1, 1916

Returned to the Garrison Duty Depot and ceased to be attached to the CASC


Jan 18, 1917

Transferred to the CCAC and attached to the No. 3 Depot CASC (Canadian Army Service Corps) for duty


Feb 6, 1917

Transferred to the Garrison Duty Depot in Hastings


Mar 15, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford


Apr 9, 1917

Attached to the Canadian Discharge Depot in Buxton pending return to Canada


May 4, 1917

Embarked the SS Grampian in Liverpool



May 14, 1917

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to London, Ontario where he was admitted to the Convalescent Home


May 20, 1917

Discharged from the convalescent home to be treated as an Out-patient


Jul 4, 1917

Transferred to the #1 Special Services Company in London


Jul 31, 1917

Transferred to the Military District #1 Military Police in London


Sep 15, 1917

Transferred to the #1 Special Service Company in London


Oct 16, 1917

Discharged from the CEF in London, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 45 Finkle St., Woodstock, Ontario

 Following the end of the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him in Woodstock


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