George Douglas Gillie, MC




May 18, 1890

Born at Cornwall Ontario


Mar 4, 1916

Sworn into 154th Battalion at Maxville Ontario 

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of Kin given as George Douglas Gillie Sr. (father) of Cornwall Ontario

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      Previous occupation given as Traveler

Ø      Previous military experience given as 105th Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Aug 24, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax with the 127th, 129th, 135th, 137th, and the 138th Battalions. 


Note that the main body of the 154th Battalion did not embark for England until October 18th.


Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England, seconded to the General List, and posted to the CM School at Shorncliffe


Oct 26, 1916

Proceeded to 21st Battalion


Oct 27, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Attached to the Composite Battalion


Apr 3, 1917

Attached to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps) on probation for duty as an Observer


Jun 6, 1917

Reported to RFC in the field


Jun 8, 1917

Proceeded to England for a 1 month course in Observing


Jul 26, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30204



Jul 30, 1917

Seconded to the RFC as per London Gazette dated December 14, 1917 and posted to No 9 Squadron, RFC



Sep 24, 1917

To be Flying Officer (Observer) per London Gazette #30330



Oct 26, 1917


 The above item was contributed by Danny Bouchard and reproduced with his permission


Aug 21, 1918

SOS Establishment of 21st Battalion and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and shown as Seconded to RAF


May 27, 1919

Relinquished Commission in the RFC


Sep 11, 1919

TOS 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton


Sep 21, 1919

Ceases to be Seconded to RAF


Oct 7, 1919

Admitted to Wildary Hospital, Hempstead – reason not recorded


Nov 28, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Dec 9, 1919

Granted leave until date of sailing for Canada


Dec 14, 1919

SOS 1st CDD on transfer to CEF in Canada 

Embarked the RMS Tunisian for Canada


TOS MD No 11 (Victoria British Columbia)


Jan 3, 1920

SOS the CEF on General Demobilization 

Ø      British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him in Cornwall Ontario by the Royal Flying Corps 


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