Charles William Dimmock

Jun 1, 1893

Born in Kirkhill, Scotland


Jun 21, 1905

Embarked the SS Southwark in Liverpool, England in the charge of Dr. Barnardo’s Boys Home



Jul 1, 1905

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59263 (temporary number 514)

Ø  Next of kin given as Wilfred Dimmock, brother, c/o George Scott, Ripley, Ontario

o   Next of kin was later recorded as Mrs. Grocott, mother, 235 Kilburn Lane, Queen’s Park, London, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Teamster

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to 9 Platoon, “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

There are different spellings of his surname, ie Dinnick, Dissick, Dimmick and Dinnock.  I believe this to be a result of a thick Scottish accent and clerks not fully understanding what he was saying.

On attesting he stated his birth year was 1892, not the actual year of 1893

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


Feb 4, 1916

Admitted to the Divisional Rest Station at the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) in Godewaersvelde France, with a diagnosis that reads Diarrhea.  This was later changed to read Enteritis


Feb 8, 1916

Discharged to duty and rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Ridgewood, Belgium


Apr 3, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Apr 11, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 4, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Oct 6, 1917

Granted 10 days leave

Attached to the 2nd Canadian Division Train and ordered to join that unit on completion of his leave


Oct 18, 1917

Joined the 2nd Canadian Division Train on completion of his leave


Jan 27, 1918

Admitted to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Neurasthenia and incontinence of urine and was transferred the same day to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance


Feb 13, 1918

Transferred to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Feb 16, 1918

Transferred to the No. 39 Stationary Hospital


Mar 31, 1918

Transferred to the No. 54 General Hospital in Wimereux, France for examination and discharged to the Base Depot for light duties


Apr 6, 1918

Admitted to the No. 12 Convalescent Depot to continue his recovery


Apr 14, 1918

Transferred to the No. 12 Large Rest Camp


Apr 16, 1918

Classified TB (Temporary Base) meaning that he was temporarily unfit for combat duty and transferred to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France


Apr 24, 1918

Classified B2, meaning he was unfit for combat duty, but fit for outdoor employment with units like Medical Service, Garrison duty or other non-combat units


Apr 25, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool


May 9, 1918

Attached to the No. 3 Depot Supply Unit of the CGBD (Canadian Garrison Base Depot)


Oct 14, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Oct 30, 1918

Rejoined unit from leave


Nov 13, 1918

Admitted to the No. 56 General Hospital in Etaples, France with a diagnosis that reads Pharyngitis


Nov 20, 1918

Discharged from hospital for duty with the CGBD (Canadian Garrison Base Depot) in Etaples


Dec 12, 1918

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) in Witley, England


Jan 15, 1919

Attached to the Canadian Concentration Camp in Rhyl pending return to Canada


Feb 1, 1919

Posted to Military District #3 in Rhyl


Feb 1, 1919

Embarked the SS Carmania in Liverpool



Feb 11, 1919

Disembarked in New York City, New York, USA and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train

On arrival in Kingston he was Taken On Strength Military District Depot #3 in Kingston and posted to the Casualty Company


Feb 26, 1919

Admitted to the Queen’s University Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Albuminuria, an indication of Kidney Disease


Mar 25, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


Mar 28, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 91222

Ø  War Service Badge Class “B” issued number C55474

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 183 Lock St., Peterborough, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 183 Lock St., Peterborough, Ontario


Aug 3, 1923

Married to Margaret Isobel MacGregor in Toronto, Ontario

Following his marriage, Charles Dimmock moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA and found employment with the Ford Motor Company

Charles William Dimmock died in Detroit, Michigan in 1968 and was buried in the Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverley Hills, Oakland County, Michigan where he would later be joined by his wife


In 1971, the editor of The Communiqué (the 21st Battalion post war newsletter)
received the following letter


Charles William Dimmock is honoured on the Peterborough, Ontario
Wall of Honour



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