Clarence David Hatt

Jun 29, 1896

Born in Scarborough, Tobago, British West Indies to George David and Jane Anderson (nee Wilson) Hatt


Oct 28, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 15th Regiment, Argyll Light Infantry in Belleville, Ontario


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59437 (temporary number 874)

Ø  Next of kin given as Leslie Hatt, Scarborough, Tobago, British West Indies

o   There is a note to also notify Miss M. Morris, 169 Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation Student

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “F” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Dec 14, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 27, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


May 9, 1917

Transferred to the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company


Oct 19, 1917

Promoted to the rank of Corporal


Oct 28, 1917

Attended the Machine Gun School


Nov 23, 1917

Rejoined the machine gun company from course


Mar 17, 1918

Attended the Canadian Corps Gas School


Mar 19, 1918

The 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company was absorbed into the 2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps


Mar 23, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from course


May 1, 1918

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant


Jul 21, 1918

Proceeded to the 1st Army Rest Camp


Aug 8, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from the rest camp


Aug 26, 1918

During operations east of Amiens, France, Sergeant Hatt received a slight shrapnel wound to his neck and was evacuated to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment. 


Aug 27, 1918

Transported via the No. 20 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 22 General Hospital in Camiers, France


Sep 7, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Military Hospital in Colchester

Transferred to the CMGCD (Canadian Machine Gun Corps Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 11, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Sep 28, 1918

Discharged from hospital and granted sick leave until October 9, 1918 with instructions to join the Canadian Machine Gun Corps Depot in Seaford on completion of leave


Dec 2, 1918

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Kinmel Park, Rhyl pending return to Canada


Dec 10, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita in Liverpool



Dec 18, 1918

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to the Exhibition Camp, Toronto, Ontario and posted to the Casualty Company


Dec 21, 1918

Granted leave until January 4, 1919


Jan 23, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Ontario Business College, Belleville, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Scarborough, Tobago, British West Indies


Jan 27, 1950

Clarence David Hatt died in Belmont, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago


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