Frank Maurice Deacon




Dec 8, 1896

Born at Belleville Ontario


Mar 23, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Belleville Ontario 

Ø      Number 636904

Ø      Next of kin given as Daniel W Deacon (father) of 107 Station St, Belleville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Appointed to rank of Acting Sgt


Jun 8, 1916

Reverts to rank of Pte (no reason recorded)


Jun 16, 1916

Promoted to rank of Acting Cpl (without pay)


Jul 31, 1916

Absent from Tattoo and awarded 10 days detention and forfeits 21 days pay


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax for England



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 9, 1916

Transferred to the 154th Battalion at Bramshott


Jan 27, 1917

Transferred to the 156th Battalion at Witley


Feb 5, 1918

Placed on Command to the 5th Divisional Train


Feb 27, 1918

Ceases to be on Command 5th Divisional Train on return to the 156th Battalion


Feb 28, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion and proceeded to France


Mar 1, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Mar 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Mar 23, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Sep 3, 1918

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred to No 6 CFA with Impetigo (skin infection)


Sep 12, 1918

Transferred to No 12, CFA


Oct 8, 1918

Transferred to No 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 9, 1918

Transferred via No 24 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 25 General Hospital at Hardelot


Nov 5, 1918

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Nov 7, 1918

Transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot at Ecault


Nov 13, 1918

Discharged to the Rest Camp


Nov 16, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD “A” (“A” is the medical rehab unit)


Nov 20, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C


Jan 11, 1919

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Jan 14, 1919

TOS EORD at Witley and posted to the Depot Company


Jan 29, 1919

Forfeits 1 days pay and allowance (reason not recorded)


Apr 14, 1919

Medical Board at Seaford finds 

Ø      Suffering from general weakness

Ø      Slight shortness of breath on exertion

Ø      Expected duration of disability, 6 months

Ø      Board recommends he be returned to Canada


Apr 23, 1919

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to Kinmel Park at Seaford. 

TOS CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) MD3, pending return to Canada


May 11, 1919

SOS to Canada and embarked the SS Saturnia at Glasgow



May 21, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


May 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” No 279683 issued

Ø      Proposed address on discharge – 107 Station St, Belleville Ontario


Dec 6, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to 217 Station St., Belleville Ontario 


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