John Dick

Sep 1, 1897

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA to John and Agnes Anderson (nee Yule) Dick


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59262 (temporary number 747)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. John Dick, Warkworth, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Rubber Worker

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “F” Company

o   On the reorganization of the battalion, Private Dick was posted to “D” Company

o   He was later posted to the Transport Section

John Dick lied about his age as he was not old enough to join.  He gave his birth year as 1895

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Feb 8, 1915

Sentenced to 15 days detention for an unspecified offence


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


Jun 13, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days detention for misconduct


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 2, 1915

Admitted to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza.  He was transferred the same day to the Division Rest Station at the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance in Locre, Belgium


Dec 7, 1915

Discharged to duty and rejoined the battalion in the N & O trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium


Jan 22, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 10, 1917

Rejoined the battalion in billets in Marles les Mines, France, from leave


Sep 23, 1917

Posted to the 2nd Division Training Battalion Headquarters Staff


Dec 18, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 3, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from leave


Jan 21, 1918

Admitted to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Vincents Angina.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 13 Canadian Field Ambulance.  His diagnosis was changed to read Tonsillitis


Jan 22, 1918

Transferred to the No. 18 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jan 26, 1918

Transferred via the No. 37 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 7 Stationary Hospital in Havre, France


Feb 5, 1918

Transferred to the No. 7 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne to continue his recovery


Feb 22, 1918

Transferred to the No. 3 Rest Camp


Feb 26, 1918

Transferred to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples and his medical classification was changed to TB (Temporary Base) meaning that he was not fit to proceed to the front


Mar 2, 1918

Admitted to the No. 7 Canadian General Hospital in Havre with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Apr 4, 1918

Discharged from hospital to the No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot in Havre


Apr 20, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Dick joined the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart, France


May 12, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp he rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Wailly, France


Sep 10, 1918

Private Dick was kicked in right knee by one of the horses that he was tending to.  He did not seek medical aid at first because he did not think it was very serious.


Sep 14, 1918

Admitted to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Inflamed Right Knee


Sep 15, 1918

Transferred to the No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station and transferred the same day to the No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station


Sep 18, 1918

Transferred to the No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Outreau, France where 2 operations were performed to repair damage to his knee


Sep 20, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Herne Bay VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) Hospital, Westgate on Sea

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Oct 25, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Dec 4, 1918

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 27, 1918

Attached to Military District #3 at Kinmel Park, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic in Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jan 20, 1919

Taken On Strength Military District #3, Kingston and posted to the Casualty Company


Jan 21, 1919

Granted leave until February 3, 1919


Feb 11, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Colborne, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 2 Park Ave., Warkworth, Ontario


Jan 17, 1921

Married to Jean Ordaisy Brooks in Hastings, Ontario


Sep 2, 1955

John Dick died and was buried in the Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario



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