David Frederick Garlick, DCM



Jan 21, 1897

Born at Ingersoll Ontario


Jan 24, 1916

Attested into the 168th Battalion at Ingersoll Ontario 

Ø      Number 675360

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Mary Garlick (mother) of Ingersoll Ontario (father’s name David Garlick)

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Clerk”

Ø      Previous military experience given as 22nd Oxford Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jul 6, 1916

To be Lance Corporal


Sep 1, 1916

To be Corporal


Oct 30, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax for England


Note that ship did not sail until November 1st


Nov 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, hear Hythe 

Reduced in rank to Acting Corporal


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 39th Battalion at West Sandling


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling


Jan 11, 1917

Reverted to rank of Pte in order to proceed to France


Mar 8, 1917

Will made out leaving entire estate to his mother, Mrs David Garlick, Bell St., Ingersoll Ontario


Mar 19, 1917

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on transfer to 21st Battalion


Mar 20, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot)


Mar 22, 1917

Left CBD to join 21st Battalion in the field


Apr 9, 1917

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl


Jun 23, 1917

Rank of Acting Lance Corporal without pay confirmed


Aug 17, 1917

Proceeded on course


Sep 20, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from course


Nov 14, 1917

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Dec 22, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


May 12, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant


Jul 16, 1918

Promoted to rank of Sergeant


Nov 29, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 16, 1919

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #31128



Mar 9, 1919

Sent to Namur Belgium for guard duty


Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force Canada) on proceeding to Canada


May 14, 1919

TOS #3 DD (District Depot) Kingston 

Embarked RMS Caronia at Liverpool for Canada



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax and proceed to Kingston by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged the CEF at Kingston Ontario on demobilization 

Ø      Address on discharge, Box 188 Ingersoll Ontario

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A”, number 279882


Sep 27, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to Bell St., Ingersoll Ontario


Sep 15, 1958

Deceased at Ingersoll Ontario


Ingersoll Rural Cemetery

Ingersoll Ontario


Ingersoll Tribune Thursday Sept 18, 1958


Scores of friends were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Frederick David (Fred) Garlick, on Sunday, at his residence, 153 Bell Street. Mr. Garlick who was in his 62nd year, was born in Ingersoll, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. David Garlick and had spent his entire life time here where he was well known and very highly esteemed.

For many years he was a salesman for the former Ingersoll Cream Cheese Company, having wide business connections in various parts of Ontario. For the past ten years he held a similar position with Standard Brands. He retired about a year ago from active business to safeguard his health. Mr. Garlick was an ardent lawn bowler, being a member of the Ingersoll Club. He was also a member of the former Ingersoll Amateur Athletic Association; a member of St. James’ Anglican Church; and King Hiram Lodge, No. 37, A.F. & A.M.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Garlick went overseas with the 168th Battalion, and was transferred to the 21st Battalion, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was a member of the honorary mess of the Third Battalion, RCR.

His friendly and kindly nature had won for him a large circle of friends and his passing has occasioned deep regret. Left to mourn the passing of a beloved brother are two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Brewer, Ingersoll, and Mrs. Alma Bryant, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.


Submitted by John P Sargeant 31 March 2004


Fred is buried in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, Section C, Row M, plot 16 along with a number of other members of the Garlick Family. Photo to follow. His registration number is 675360.  He was a sergeant with the 21st and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal


London Gazette, 16 Jan 1919

675360 Sjt D.F. Garlick, 21st Bn., Can. Infy.

  • When all the officers had become casualties he took command of the company and continued the advance at Wancourt on the 26th August, 1918, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.  With three other men he rushed a machine-gun post, capturing two guns and accounting for the crew of six men.  His fine gallantry was an inspiring example to his men in a critical moment.


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