George Gerald Horsley Guay


Sep 26, 1894

Born at Quebec City, Quebec


Jan 31, 1918

Medical for Military Service Act at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø     Category A II


Feb 1, 1918

Drafted under the MSA into the 2nd Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø     Number 3320475

Ø     Current address given as YMCA, Ottawa Ontario

Ø     Next of Kin given as Mrs J Guay (mother) of 71 Amable St, Quebec City, Quebec

Ø     Previous occupation given as Bank Clerk

Ø     No previous military experience given

Ø     Religion given as Roman Catholic


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the HMS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked at Glasgow Scotland and proceeded to Seaford 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jun 10, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Aug 6, 1918

Left to join unit


Aug 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

From the 21st Battalion War Diary: 

           On August 8th a draft of forty other ranks, chiefly from OTTAWA ONTARIO, joined the Battalion from the 2nd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  Standing Orders were read and explained to this personnel, after which they were posted to companies, and instructed to be ready to proceed forward on short notice.


Dec 3, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre and disembarked at Folkestone



Apr 4, 1919

TOS (Taken On Strength) “P” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley for processing pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

SOS “P” Wing and TOS CEF Canada on sailing to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool for Canada



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 279804

Ø     Proposed address on discharge – 62 Sweetland Ave, Ottawa Ontario


Date not in file

British War Medal (shown below) and Victory Medal sent to 2539 2nd Boulevard, St. Dennis N., Montreal Quebec

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