Zadok "Zed" Milton Hales

Feb 9, 1893

Born in Burleigh Township, Ontario to Richard and Mary (Johanna) Ann (nee Nickle) Hales


Sep 27, 1893

His father, Richard Hales, passed away in Burleigh, Ontario


Dec 18, 1915

Attested into the 93rd Battalion CEF in Apsley, Ontario

Ø  Number 195514

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary Joan Hales, mother, Burleigh, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Stationary Engineer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist


Feb 19, 1916

Appointed to the provisional rank of Lance Corporal


May 29, 1916

The battalion boarded a train to proceeded to Kingston, Ontario to continue training at the Barriefield Camp


Jul 15, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the Otterpool Camp

Appointed to the rank of Acting Lance Corporal


Jul 31, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Aug 26, 1916

Transferred to the 2nd Canadian Command Depot to be employed as a Physical Training Instructor at Shoreham


Oct 6, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion but remained attached to the 2nd Canadian Command Depot to be employed as a Physical Training Instructor


Nov 14, 1916

Ceased to be employed with the 2nd Canadian Command Depot as a Physical Training Instructor and detailed to the Monks Horton Canadian Convalescent Hospital for duty


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling but remained attached to the Monks Horton Hospital for duty

Shortly after the formation of the 6th Reserve Battalion it was moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Jul 5, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the convalescent hospital and joined the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford.


Aug 25, 1917

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request in order to proceed to the front


Aug 27, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Aug 28, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 448 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 6, 1917

After leaving the base depot, Private Hales joined the 21st Battalion resting in billets in Villers au Bois, France and assigned to “B” Company


Dec 18, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Aug 29, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal to replace L/Cpl Hackett who had proceeded to England


Oct 1, 1918

Promoted to the rank of Corporal to replace Cpl McMahon 59735, who had been promoted


Oct 8, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Oct 17, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Lance Sergeant to replace L/Sgt William Campbell 633222, who had been invalided to England


Oct 25, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Oct 30, 1918

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre to proceed to England



On arrival in England he was posted to “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Southampton



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

 Ø  Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277301

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Burleigh, Ontario


Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Apsley, Ontario


Mar 24, 1921

Married to Myrtle Geneva Harris at Aylmer, Ontario.  His occupation is listed as Blacksmith



Shortly after the marriage, the couple moved to Southey, Saskatchewan where he operated a Blacksmith Shop


Dec 26, 1923

While living in Southey, Saskatchewan, his son Byron Milton Hales was born

In 1927 Myrtle became ill and moved to Toronto, Ontario.  Zedok followed sometime later, but it appears that the marriage came to an end during this period.


From page 97 of Pioneers and Progress
compiled by the Southey History Committee



Sep 30, 1959

Zadok Milton Hales passed away in the Sunnybrook Veteran’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.  His address was listed as 50 Regent St., Toronto, Ontario.  At the time of his death, next of kin was listed as Mrs. May Watson, sister, living at 720 Stewart St., Peterborough, Ontario


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