Stanley Heagle

Jul 3, 1896

Born in Springbrook, Ontario to William Henry and Olive (nee Sine) Heagle


Jun 22, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 49th Regiment, Hastings Rifles with the rank of Private in “H” Company


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59450 (temporary number 1027)

Ø  Next of kin given as William Henry Heagle, father, Springbrook, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  Previous military experience given as 49th Regiment, Hastings Rifles

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company

o   Later posted to the Bombing Section

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


Mar 24, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for an unrecorded offence


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


Jul 28, 1915

Admitted to the Shorncliffe Detention Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Diphtheria and transferred the same day to the Isolation Hospital in Folkestone


Aug 22, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Aug 29, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 5, 1915

Sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No. 2 for Neglect of Duty


Jan 9, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) near Godewaersvelde, Belgium with a diagnosis that reads Furunculosis


Jan 13, 1916

Transferred to the Division Rest Station at No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance


Jan 22, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Sep 16, 1916

During fighting at the sugar factory south of Courcelette, France, Private Heagle received shrapnel wounds to his scalp and left side that knocked him unconscious.  He was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to the casualty clearing station in Albert.  He was then transferred to the No. 14 Stationary Hospital in Boulogne.


Sep 17, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Patrick


On arrival in England he was admitted to the St. George’s No. 2 Western General Hospital in Manchester

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 30, 1916

Transferred to the Cuerden Hall Hospital, Bamber Bridge


Oct 15, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Convalescent Hospital


Dec 8, 1916

Transferred to the Bearwood Hospital in Wokingham and DAH (Disordered Activity of the Heart) was added to the diagnosis.  He was also noted as suffering from Shell Shock


Jan 30, 1917

Discharged to the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre


Feb 1, 1917

Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Command Depot)


Mar 11, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot and attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Command Depot) for physical training at St. Leonard’s Hospital


Apr 19, 1917

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jul 21, 1917

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment #2 for being AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Apr 11, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 16, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Heagle joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart, France as part of a draft of 9 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


May 15, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Heagle rejoined the 21st Battalion in the front lines south-east of Mercatel, France


Aug 15, 1918

While passing through the village of Fouquescourt, France, the battalion came under a gas attack and Private Heagle was severely affected by it.  He was evacuated to the No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 47 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Aug 16, 1918

Transferred via the No. 24 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the 14th General Hospital in Boulogne


Aug 21, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Carisbrook Castle


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Chester War Hospital in Chester

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 2, 1918

Transferred to the Hoole House Auxiliary Hospital in Chester


Sep 28, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom


Nov 4, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and attached to the 1st Canadian Command Depot for Physical Training


Jan 7, 1919

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jan 12, 1919

Attached to MD #3 Wing, Kinmel Park, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


Feb 1, 1919

Embarked the SS Carmania in Liverpool



Feb 8, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario where he was Taken On Strength the Military District #3 Casualty Company


Feb 12, 1919

Granted leave until February 25, 1919


Mar 1, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90449

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Stirling, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 7 Mary Street, St. Catharines, Ontario


Nov 22, 1921

Married to Mary Margaret Charron in St. Catharines, Ontario


Sep 22, 1972

The 1972 Canadian Voter List shows Stanley and Mary Heagle living at 102 Scott St., St. Catharines, Ontario


Sep 29, 1987

Stanley Heagle died in St. Catharines, Ontario and was buried in the Victoria Lawn Cemetery there



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