Walter Fick


Apr 26, 1884

Born at Douglas, Isle of Man


Apr 20, 1912

Embarked the RMS Tunisian at Liverpool England

On embarking, he gave his trade as a Miner and stated that he had a total of $8.00 in his possession and that he was joining his brother, William, in Kingston Ontario


Apr 29, 1912

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario.


May 1, 1916

Attested into the 204th Battalion at the Exhibition Camp, Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 237695

Ø      Next of kin given as Mona Margaret Fick (wife) of 640 Gerrard St E, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Conductor TSR (Toronto Suburban Railway)

Ø      Previous military experience given as IOM VB (Isle of Man Volunteer Battalion) 3 years as a Private

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jul 7, 1916

Admitted to the Camp Borden Hospital with an infected hand


Jul 10, 1916

Discharged to duty


Jan 12, 1917

A Will was made out leaving his estate to his wife, Mrs Mona Margaret Fick of 640 Gerrard St East, Toronto Ontario


Mar 26, 1917

Embarked the SS Saxonia at Halifax Nova Scotia



Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Otterpool


Apr 8, 1917

Transferred to the 2nd Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Jun 4, 1917

Transferred to the 164th Battalion


Jul 3, 1917

Transferred to the 156th Battalion at Witley


Feb 28, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 1, 1918

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


Mar 3, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


Mar 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion  

The Battalion was in billets at Gouy-Servins resting, cleaning up and rebuilding.  The war diary makes note of a draft of 105 Other Ranks arriving on this date.


Mar 31, 1918

Wounded in left arm and shoulder and admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred the same day to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  He was immediately transferred via No 28 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to No 24 General Hospital


Apr 6, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege

Admitted to the Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom 

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




Apr 28, 1918

Pneumonia now added to the diagnosis


May 3, 1918

Died of wounds that were complicated by Pneumonia at Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom





Epsom Cemetery
Surrey England

Cemetery photos supplied by Marian Rashleigh



Apr 15, 1920

His brother, William, had a son on this date and named him Walter, after his brother.  The baby died 2 days later


Oct 21, 1920

Plaque (Death Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow Mrs M.M. Fick, at 640 Gerrard St E, Toronto Ontario 

On the same date, a second Memorial Cross was sent to his mother at 775 Gerrard St E, Toronto Ontario


Jul 29, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to his widow, Mrs M.M. Fick, at 640 Gerrard St E, Toronto Ontario 


Shown below with his wife, Mona, in happier days

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