Roy Lamont Killins



Jun 17, 1894

Born at Lawrence Station, Elgin County Ontario


Feb 26, 1916

Attested into the 159th Battalion at Haileybury Ontario 

Ø      Number 648480

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr William Denis Killins (father) of the Dept of Labour, Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Electrician

Ø      Previous military experience given as the 97th Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      His current address was given as South Porcupine Ontario


Apr 14, 1916

Transferred to the 207th Battalion and posted to No 1 Company at the Rockcliffe Camp at Ottawa Ontario


May 26, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant


Jun 13, 1916

Promoted to provisional rank of Sergeant


Nov 23, 1916

A Will was made out leaving his estate to his mother, Mrs Mary Ann Killins of 164 Osgoode St, Ottawa Ontario 

In January of 1917 the Battalion was moved to Amherst Nova Scotia


Mar 24, 1917

Admitted to the Highland View Hospital at Amherst Nova Scotia diagnosed with a case of Mumps


Apr 13, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford


Jun 10, 1917

On arrival at Seaford, the Battalion was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion


Jun 16, 1917

Transferred from the 7th Reserve Battalion to the 156th Battalion at Witley


Jul 28, 1917

Admitted to the Canadian Military Hospital at Bramshott with a diagnosis reading NYD (Not Yet Determined) and this was later changed to read VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Aug 27, 1917

Discharged from hospital to duty and reduced in rank to Private


Nov 20, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Corporal with pay


Feb 7, 1918

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Feb 20, 1918

Reported for duty from being AWL


Feb 21, 1918

Reduced in rank to that of Private and forfeits 14 days pay for being AWL


Feb 28, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 1, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and is TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1918

Arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Mar 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets in the town of Gouy Servins resting and conducting training exercises in the mornings and sports events in the afternoons.  The War Diary reports that a draft of 105 Other Ranks joined the Battalion on this date.


Apr 11, 1918

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with a case of Scabies


Apr 29, 1918

Discharged from No 5 CFA and rejoined the Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Reported to be AWL


Aug 19, 1918

A Court of Inquiry was held into his absence and he was declared to be a Deserter and SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 31, 1918

Married to Margaret Jessie MacGregor, a Nurse, at Kirkland Lake Ontario 

He gave his occupation on the Marriage Permit as Prospector, and the intended residence after the marriage Swastika Ontario.


Sep 30, 1919

TOS Military District No 3 at Ottawa Ontario on reporting from Desertion 

One document in his file indicates that he was discharged on this date, but his discharge certificate is dated March 1, 1921


Mar 1, 1921

Discharge Certificate was signed on this date at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 67357

Ø      Rank on Discharge Sergeant

Ø      Intended residence on discharge 38 Bellwood Ave, Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Unit shown as No 3 Detachment, General List, NPAM (Non Permanent Active Militia)


Jul 23, 1923

The British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Box 530, South Porcupine Ontario 

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