Thomas Edward Govenlock




May 5, 1892

Born at McKillop Township, Huron County, Ontario Canada


Oct 16, 1915

Medical performed at St Catharines Ontario


Oct 20, 1915

Attested into the 4th Overseas Universities Company (PPCLI Draft), CEF, at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      Number 475460

Ø      Next of kin given as John M Govenlock (father) of Seaforth Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Teacher

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Nov 27, 1915

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England


Dec 8, 1915

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 11th Reserve Battalion at Shorncliffe Camp


Mar 21, 1916

TOS 39th Battalion at West Sandling Camp for Signals training


Sep 3, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 39th Battalion on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion


Sep 6, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


Sep 12, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Sep 30, 1916                        Killed in action



Ovillers Military Cemetery
Ovillers-La-Boiselle France


Feb 25, 1922

Death Plaque and Scroll sent to father, Mr. JM Govenlock, at RR #1 Seaforth Ontario 


Jun 10, 1922

British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross sent to his mother, Mrs. JM Govenlock, at RR #1 Seaforth Ontario


Reproduced with the permission of Marika Pirie


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