William John Dinsmore



Nov 18, 1889

Born at Nissouri Township, Middlesex Ontario to William and Rachael (nee Lougheed)


Jan 26, 1916

Attested into the 135th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 802812

Ø      Next of kin given as William John Dinsmore (father) of 70 Blackfriar St London Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Cigar Maker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian 

The Battalion trained at Camp Borden Ontario


Aug 18, 1916

Left Camp Borden by train for Halifax Nova Scotia


Aug 21, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

He was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 116th Battalion at the Witley Camp


Dec 22, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Dec 23, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion 


Aug 20, 1917

Invalided to England wounded aboard the Hospital Ship Grantully Castle


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital in England 

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