Richard Gregory


Apr 2, 1885

Born at Minden Ontario


Apr 10, 1912

Married to Edna Ella Hope at Lindsay Ontario


Dec 6 1915

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Haliburton Ontario 

Ø      Number 726015

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Edna Gregory (wife) of Haliburton Ontario

o       This was later changed to read Colgate Saskatchewan

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company


Dec 15, 1915

Promoted to Provisional Rank of Corporal


Jul 19, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his wife, Edna Ella Gregory of Haliburton Ontario


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Borden Camp


Aug 5, 1916

Appointed to the Provisional Rank of Corporal 

This is in fact a confirmation of his promotion in December of 1915


Aug 16, 1916

The Battalion was moved to the Bramshott Camp


Oct 5, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private in order to proceed to France 

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France as part of a draft of 100 men from the 109th Battalion and TOS (Taken On Strength) of the 21st Battalion.


Oct 20, 1916

Left the CBD to join his unit


Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at Bully Grenay.  While there, they conducted training and from the War Diary “was bathed and received, in the majority of cases, fresh underwear, which was appreciated by all.”


Nov 29, 1916         Died of wounds

Barlin Communal Cemetery
Pas de Calais France


Dec 8, 1916

From the Peterborough Examiner



Dec 2, 1920

The British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his wife, Edna Gregory, at Horizon Saskatchewan


Dec 17, 1920

Scroll sent to his wife, Edna, at Horizon Saskatchewan


Sep 20, 1921

His Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and the Memorial Cross were sent to his wife, Edna, at Horizon Saskatchewan 

At the same time a Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs Wm Gregory, at Haliburton Ontario 


Below is a photo of the names on the Haliburton Ontario War Memorial

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