George Thomas Goad

Sep 9, 1890

Born in Plympton, Devon, England to George Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (nee Burrows) Goad


Jul 31, 1914

Embarked the SS Calgarian in Liverpool



Aug 7, 1914

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Sault St. Marie, Ontario


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59373 (temporary number 4)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary EC Wills, mother, 1 Moorland View, Plympton, England

o   His father died prior to his birth and him mother remarried

Ø  Previous occupation given as Accountant

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to the Headquarters Company and employed as Orderly Room Clerk

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Nov 16, 1914

Appointed to the provisional rank of Sergeant and appointed as Orderly Room Sergeant


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Sergeant and position of Orderly Room Sergeant


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Feb 21, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Sep 2, 1916

Transferred to the CTD (Canadian Training Division) to receive a commission and proceeded to England


Sep 3, 1916

Taken On Strength the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling, England


Nov 21, 1916

Commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant and attached to the 108th Battalion (later renamed 14th Reserve Battalion)


Jan 31, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling.  Shortly after the formation of the battalion, it was moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Feb 10, 1917

Attended the 32nd Rifle Course at Hythe and qualified First Class Instructor in Musketry and Lewis Gun


Mar 30, 1917

Admitted to the 2nd Eastern General Hospital in Brighton with a diagnosis that reads Otitis Media.  He claimed to have been “blown up” by a shell explosion in May, 1916 and suffered from a slight concussion and hearing loss and ringing in his ears.  He was briefly treated and returned to duty.  He was also suffering from pain in his right knee that was a result of an old football injury.

Transferred to the CRO (Canadian Records Office) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 21, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital and granted sick leave until June 21, 1917


Nov 16, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot and attached to the Headquarters in London pending return to Canada


Dec 16, 1917

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Braemar Castle, embarking in Liverpool



Dec 28, 1917

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario where he was admitted to the Sir Sandford Fleming Convalescent Home


Mar 11, 1918

Medical Board in Ottawa notes

Ø  Complains of dizziness and pain in left ear

Ø  Loss of hearing in left ear

Ø  Has trouble sleeping

Ø  Problems are a result of being blown up by a shell explosion in 1916

Ø  Board recommends absolute rest for 2 months


May 6, 1918

Medical Board in Ottawa declares him fit for full duty


May 9, 1918

Attested into the 1st Tank Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on attesting Lieutenant

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. M.E.C. Wills, mother, 1 Moorland View, Plympton, Devon, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Accountant

Ø  Previous military experience given as 3 years in the CEF in England and France

Ø  Religion given as Methodist


Jun 3, 1918

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Montreal, Quebec



Jun 21, 1918

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Feb 4, 1919

While training in a tank, Lieutenant Goad bumped into the engine and sprained his left knee.  He was admitted to the Wool Military Hospital in the Bovington Camp


May 9, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 23, 1919

Admitted to the Canadian Red Cross Hospital in London

Transferred to the Canadian Tank Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


Aug 8, 1919

Discharged from hospital and invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Araguaya



Aug 17, 1919

Disembarked in Portland, Maine, USA and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario and was admitted to the Kingston General Hospital


Nov 5, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Lieutenant

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  To be discharged to the care of the SCR (Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment) Department

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 14 Markland Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him c/o R. Sinclair, Dorchester, New Brunswick


Nov 6, 1919

Medical Board at Kingston General Hospital notes

Ø  Suffers from Acute Synovitis of left knee as a result of striking his knee in a tank

Ø  Limited movement of knee with pain and swelling

Ø  Uses a splint to aid in walking

Ø  Also suffers from headaches and pain in his left ear from Tinnitus resulting from a shell explosion in 1916


Jun 24, 1920

George Goad joined the Canada Corrections Service as a guard in the Dorchester, New Brunswick prison as a guard.  He was later employed as the Warden’s Clerk, Storekeeper, Acting Warden, then Warden.




Jun 10, 1921

Married to Jean Buchanan Percy in Dorchester, New Brunswick

George Goad served during WWII in the Canadian Provost Corps and rose to the rank of Colonel with the position of Provost Marshal



Nov 16, 1964

George Thomas Goad died at Moncton, New Brunswick and was buried in the Dorchester Rural Cemetery, Dorchester




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