Percy John Clayton Junkin


Mar 6, 1890

Born in the Township of Verulam, Ontario to Robert and Harriett (nee Junkin) Junkin


Jan 26, 1916

Attested into the 109th Battalion CEF in Bobcaygeon, Ontario 

Ø      Number 725589

Ø      Next of kin given as Robert Junkin, father, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 7 years in “H” Company of the 45th Regiment, Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company 

On attesting he gave his birth year as 1891, not the actual year of 1890


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the Bordon Camp, west of Bramshott


Aug 16. 1916

The battalion moved to Bramshott to continue training


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 917 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 22, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Junkin joined the 21st Battalion resting in Bully Grenay, France


Nov 20, 1916

Less than 1 month after joining the battalion, Private Junkin was killed in action in the front line trench between Bully Grenay and Lievin, France.  He is buried in the Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Robert Junkin, Bobcaygeon, Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Robert Junkin, at the same address


Private Junkin is commemorated on the Bobcaygeon War Memorial below

In the Bobcaygeon Settlers’ Village, the Orange Lodge hall has a plaque dedicated to Percy Junkin below


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