Alfred Groves


Apr 3, 1892

Born at Emily Township ON

Jan 8, 1916

Attested at Lindsay ON into the 109th Battalion 

Ø      No 725138
Ø      Next of Kin given as “George Groves, father
Ø      Present address given as Omemee ON
Ø      Occupation given as “Laborer”
Ø      No previous military service stated
Ø      Part of 2nd finger of left hand missing
Ø      Religion given as “Methodist”

Jul 10, 1916

Person to contact given as “Mrs. John Palmer, Omemee P.O. Ontario”

Sep 8, 1916

Appointed Lance Corporal

Oct 8, 1916

TOS Special Service Battalion, #3 Special Service Coy, at Barriefield Camp

Oct 12, 1916

Transferred to the 155th Battalion

Oct 18, 1916

Embarked SS Northland for England



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked the SS Northland in England with the 155th Battalion and proceeded to Bramshott

Nov 30, 1916

Pay deducted ($2.20) for 2 days Field Punishment No 2.

Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

Dec 6, 1916

TOS the 21st Battalion at Canadian Base Details

Dec 7, 1916

Left CBD for unit in the field

Dec 8, 1916

Joined 21st Battalion in the field

Aug 15, 1917

Reported missing after action at Lens

Sep 3, 1917

Father’s address changed to “House of Refuge, Lindsay Ont”

Sep 21, 1917

SOS 21st Battalion on being reported as a Prisoner of War at Limburg

Oct 11, 1917

Reported transferred to Dulmer POW camp

Dec 8, 1918

TOS the EORD on being repatriated – arrived at Ripon – assigned to Hut 8 at the Maple Leaf Club, Berkley Square, London.

Dec 9, 1918

Departed Maple Leaf Club for Witley

Jan 9, 1919

Medical examination reports hearing slightly reduced in left ear due to concussion, with no ear disease

Jan 21, 1919

SOS to Canadian Concentration Camp at Witley pending return to Canada

Mar 7, 1919

Attached to CCC Kinmel Park for return to Canada

Mar 13, 1919

TOS No 2 District Depot, Toronto

Mar 15, 1919

SOS to Canada, Embarked on the Royal George at Liverpool



Mar 25, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax NS

Mar 27, 1919

Discharged at Toronto by reason of being demobilized – proposed residence on discharge, Omemee ON – issued War Service Badge Class “A”, No 133838

Jan 21, 1927

Medals sent to General Delivery, Omemee Ont.

Jul 17, 1958



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