Belmont Lloyd Irwin MC



Feb 18, 1895

Born at Windsor Ontario


Mar 7, 1916

Officer’s Declaration signed at Cornwall Ontario for the 154th Battalion 

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as Allan Irwin (brother) of Cornwall Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Civil Engineer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 3 years in the 5th Field Coy, Canadian Engineers

Ø      Religion given as Anglican


May 8, 1916

Proceeded to Kingston for Machine Gun course 

Return date not noted in file


Jun 7, 1916

Promoted to rank of Captain


Oct 18, 1916

Will made out which states “As stated in my will in the hands of GA Irwin, Cornwall”


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jan 31, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Mar 19, 1917

Attached to the CTS (Canadian Training School) at Bexhill and posted to No 1 Coy.


Apr 28, 1917

Completed and passed 1st Course at CTS


May 22, 1917

Reverts to rank of Lieutenant at own request in order to proceed to France to join the 21st Battalion


May 26, 1917

Arrived at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) then proceeded to the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Jun 8, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to “C” Company


Aug 15, 1917

Wounded and taken to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a shrapnel wound to head and right side 

Surgery was performed at the CCS to remove a piece of shrapnel the size of the tip of little finger.  The head wound was insignificant.


Aug 22, 1917

Transferred to No 6 AT (Ambulance Transport)


Aug 23, 1917

Transferred to No 20 General Hospital at Camiers


Sep 2, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege


TOS EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and admitted to Daughters of the Empire Hospital at 1 Hyde Park Place, London


Sep 18, 1917

Walks with slight stoop, feels well


Sep 19, 1917

Medical Board makes note of wounds, that they are healed and his general condition is good.  The Board recommends 2 months leave. 

Discharged from hospital and granted leave to Canada (at own expense) until November 19, 1917


Oct 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Scandinavian



Oct 11, 1917

Disembarked in Canada


Oct 18, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30340 and 30561 for action at Hill 70 on August 15, 1917



Nov 19, 1917

Leave to Canada extended until December 3, 1917


Dec 3, 1917

Leave to Canada extended until January 16, 1918


Dec 27, 1917

SOS strength and establishment of 21st Battalion


Jan 16, 1918

SOS EORD on being transferred to the CEF in Canada


Jan 16, 1918

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on being retained in Canada


Apr 3, 1918

SOS as being surplus to establishment at Kingston Ontario and discharged from the CEF


Mar 15, 1976



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