Clarence Clayton DeMille, MM



Nov 23, 1897

Born at Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward County, Ontario


Jul 4, 1916

Married to Gladys Newson at Wellington Ontario 

Occupation at time of marriage given as Labourer


Nov 27, 1916

Attested into the 254th Battalion at Wellington Ontario 

Ø      Number 1093056

Ø      Next of kin given as Gladys DeMille (wife) of Rosehall Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford


Jun 10, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 2, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion 

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


Sep 14, 1917

Departed 2 CIBD enroute to the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Nov 24, 1917

Admitted to the 107th Field Ambulance with a diagnosis of Tonsillitis, and transferred the same day to No 63 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)  

His discharge date from here is not recorded in the file


Dec 5, 1917

Left the 2nd Entrenching Battalion and joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets in the Suburban Camp carrying out training exercises 

He was assigned to the HQ Company as a Runner


Mar 21, 1918

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred the same day to No 1 CCS diagnosed with Tonsillitis


Mar 29, 1918

Discharged to duty from No 1 CCS


Apr 3, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from hospital


Apr 5, 1918

Attached to the 4th CIBD (Canadian Infantry Brigade) HQ for duty


Jun 29, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from the 4th CIBD


Nov 13, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 21, 1918

It was announced in the 21st Battalion War Diary that he was to be awarded the Military Medal for acts of Bravery in the field


Jan 4, 1919

Wife’s address changed to read Oshawa Ontario


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre



Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked in England and TOS “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

Embarked the SS 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 277370

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Wellington Ontario


Jul 3, 1919

Military Medal announced in the London Gazette #31430



Mar 21, 1920

His wife, Gladys, died at Wellington Ontario of Acute Tuberculosis


Jun 14, 1921

Married to Lena Van Wart at Wellington Ontario 

Occupation at time of marriage given as Blacksmith


Dec 15, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him c/o GPO Wellington Ontario


Apr 18, 1959

Died at the Belleville Ontario General Hospital 

Address at time of death given as Deseronto Ontario 

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