Russell Guy Heard





Sep 28, 1893

Born at Thorah Township, Ontario Canada


Feb 7, 1916

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Woodville Ontario 

Ø     Number 725599

Ø     Next of kin given as Richard Heard (father) of RMD #2, Woodville Ontario

Ø     Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø     No previous military experience given

Ø     Religion given as Methodist

Ø     Assigned to “C” Company


Jul 8, 1916

Particulars of Family form filed 

Ø     Stated to be single

Ø     Father’s name – Thomas Richard Heard of Woodville Ontario

Ø     Mother’s name – Eliza Heard of Woodville Ontario

Ø     No children


Jul 24, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Oct 5, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 20, 1916

Left to join unit


Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve in the Bully Grenay area


Mar 24, 1917

Admitted to No 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Myalgia in legs


Mar 25, 1917

Transferred to the Rest Station at No 6 CFA


Apr 1, 1917

Discharged to duty 

During the following weeks he claims to have been gassed twice and buried by a shell explosion during the action at Vimy Ridge, but he didn’t suffer wounds serious enough for hospital care.


Jun 3, 1917

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital at Wimereux, with PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever, later changed to read Pleurisy


Jun 5, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St David


Admitted to 1/4th Northern General Hospital at Lincoln


Jun 6, 1917

TOS EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Jun 14, 1917

Surgery performed to remove fluid


Oct 17, 1917

Transferred to No 4 Canadian Hospital at Basingstoke


Mar 30, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital at Kirkdale


Apr 15, 1918

Embarked the Hospital Ship Araguaya at Liverpool 



Apr 25, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario 

TOS MD 3 (Military District) at Kingston


Apr 28, 1918

Admitted to the Queen’s Military Hospital at Kingston Ontario


Jun 18, 1918

Medical Board at Queen’s Military Hospital recommends discharge from service with a pensionable disability due to service


Jun 22, 1918

Discharged from Hospital


Jul 2, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     Proposed address on discharge – RR# 2 Woodville Ontario


Jul 15, 1918

Medical Board at Queen’s Military Hospital at Kingston Ontario notes: 

Ø     In hospital here from May 13, 1918 to June 22, 1918

Ø     Suffers from Pleurisy

Ø     States he was in good health until being gassed twice slightly and then buried by shell explosion in May of 1917 in France

Ø     Has suffered from shortness of breath since then

Ø     Condition has improved since return to Canada


Jul 4, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to RR #2 Woodville Ontario


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