Cecil George Golledge



Jul 21, 1895

Born in Winchester, England to Walter and Emma Golledge


Mar 10, 1910

Embarked the SS Tunisian in Liverpool, England as a Home Boy under the care of the Barnardo’s Children’s Home


Mar 18, 1910

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario where he was processed and subsequently sent out to a family near Iroquois, Ontario


Jan 1, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion in Iroquios, Ontario 

Ø      Number 633268

Ø      Next of kin given as Emma Golledge, mother, Portsmouth, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Stenographer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 

The battalion trained in the Barriefield Camp, Kingston, Ontario


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott to continue training


Jan 27, 1917

Transferred to the 156th Battalion in Witley to continue training


Feb 28, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 1, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 313 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart


Mar 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Gouy Servins, France as part of a draft of 105 reinforcements and assigned to “A” Company


Mar 17, 1918

Attached to the 4th CIB (Canadian Infantry Brigade) for duty


Apr 9, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from brigade duty


Aug 6, 1918

While the battalion was moving forward into the front lines on the night of August 5/6, a German 5.9” shell landed in an ammunition dump that Private Golledge’s company was moving past, causing a large explosion, killing him and 18 other members of his company.


 From the 21st Battalion post war newsletter, The Communiqué

From the 21st Battalion war diary



He was subsequently buried in the Longueau British Cemetery, south-east of Amiens



Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Emma Golledge, 82 South St., Gosport, Hants, England


His Memorial Cross is pictured below


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