Charles Walter Gloyne

Standing L-R Albert Gloyne   and William Redburn
Seated L-R John Holden  and Charles Gloyne


Nov 20, 1890

Born in Lifton, England to William and Mary (nee Littlejohns) Gloyne


Jan 19, 1910

Embarked the SS Corinthian in London with his brother Albert


Feb 1, 1910

Albert and Charles disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Colborne, Ontario.  Albert claimed to have been in Canada previously in 1905


Jun 13, 1913

Married to Ethel McNair in Petrolia, Ontario 

His occupation is shown as Harness Maker


Nov 14, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59372 (temporary number 69)

Ø      Next of kin given as Ethel Gloyne, wife, Port Hope, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Saddler

Ø      Previous military experience given as 38th Regiment, Canadian Militia, Brantford, Ontario

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company

o       He was later transferred to the Transport Section 

Charles’ brother, Albert had attested into the battalion 3 days earlier 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Mar 27, 1915

Proceeded to London, Ontario to obtain the horses that had been purchased for the Transport Section.  From there, the section proceeded to Saint John, New Brunswick to embark for England


Sep 12, 1915

The Transport Section embarked in Southampton and proceeded to Havre, France


Sep 14, 1915

The balance of the battalion embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

The battalion disembarked in Boulogne, France and was met by the Transport Section prior to proceeding to St. Omer


Oct 16, 1915

Transferred to No. 6 Company, 2nd Division Train based near Poperinghe, Belgium


Jan 1, 1916

Charles attend the burial of his brother Albert, who had been killed 3 days earlier.


Jun 2, 1916

Promoted Saddler Corporal


Dec 17, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 30, 1916

Rejoined unit from leave


Feb 18, 1917

Promoted to Saddler Staff Sergeant


Oct 17, 1917

Appointed to employment category Saddler, 3rd Class for pay purposes


Jan 1, 1918

Entitled to 3rd Class working pay while employed as a Saddler


Jan 16, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 1, 1918

Rejoined unit from leave


Mar 6, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Apr 17, 1919

Proceeded to England and posted to “R” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Minnekahda in Liverpool

Taken On Strength Military District #4, Montreal, Quebec


May 23, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal, Quebec


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Montreal, Quebec 

Ø      Rank on discharge Staff Sergeant

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 299508

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge RR #4, Denfield, Ontario 

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at RR #2, Denfield, Ontario


Jul 14, 1975

Died and buried in the Medway/Decker Cemetery in Middlesex county near London, Ontario


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