Herbert Rae Kincaid MC



May 19, 1894

Born at Athens Ontario


Sep 16, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles


Sep 17, 1915

Attested into the 80th Battalion at Brockville Ontario 

Ø      Number 219521

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss Esther Kincaid (sister) of 616 Cooper St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Student

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Sep 18, 1915

Transferred to 80th Battalion CEF


Nov 29, 1915

Discharged the CEF to attend PSI (Post Secondary Instruction)


May 5, 1916

Officer’s Declaration signed at Lyndhurst Ontario in the 156th Battalion 

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Present address given as 51 James St., W., Brockville Ontario

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss Esther Kincaid (sister) of 616 Cooper St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Reporter

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 months 80th Battalion


Aug 18, 1916

Medical exam at Barriefield Camp, Kingston


Aug 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax as part of an Officer’s Draft to England



Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England, TOS the General List and posted to CM (Canadian Military) School, Shorncliffe, Kent


Oct 26, 1916

Proceeded to France to join the 21st Battalion


Oct 27, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength)


Oct 29, 1916

TOS 21st Battalion


Oct 31, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Nov 1, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Gonorrhea


Nov 2, 1916

Transferred to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) then transferred to No 1 British Red Cross Hospital


Nov 6, 1916

Transferred via No 26 AT (Ambulance Transport) and admitted to Duchess of Westminster Hospital, Le Touquet


Nov 7, 1916

Transferred to No 39 General Hospital, Havre


Dec 13, 1916

Discharged from hospital to CBD Reinforcements at Harfleur


Dec 14, 1916



Dec 16, 1916

Left CBD to rejoin the 21st Battalion


Dec 26, 1916

Proceeded on Bombing Course


Dec 29, 1916

Admitted to No 6 CFA with PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin, which in fact is a fever)


Dec 31, 1916

Transferred to DRS (Divisional Rest Station)


Jan 2, 1917

Discharged to duty


Jan 18, 1917

At duty with 21st Battalion from hospital


Feb 25, 1917

Proceeded on Lewis Gun and Bombing Course


Apr 3, 1917

Approved to be attached to RFC (Royal Flying Corps) for duty as an Observer on Probation


Apr 9, 1917

First reported missing believed wounded, then found and admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance with a Shrapnel Wound to right thigh then transferred to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at La Pugnoy


Apr 10, 1917

Admitted to No 7 General Hospital at Boulogne 

Ø      Surgery performed to remove shrapnel


Apr 13, 1917

Invalided aboard the SS Princess Elizabeth to England and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wadsworth, London SW


TOS General List and detached to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


May 21, 1917

Medical Board declares him unfit for any service for 3 weeks 

TOS EORD and posted to the Depot Coy


May 23, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Jun 11, 1917

Medical Board determines him to be unfit for General Service for 1 month, but is fit for Home Service.  (duty in England)


Jun 12, 1917

On reporting for duty is TOS EORD

Jul 7, 1917

Proceeded on course at RFC School of Military Aeronautics at Reading


Nov 20, 1917

Arrived in France for duty with the RFC, 11 Squadron


Nov 21, 1917

Seconded to RFC


Jan 5, 1918

Sent to England for Temporary Duty


Jan 8, 1918

To be Flying Officer (Observer) with seniority to November 21, 1917


Jan 16, 1918

Returned to 11 Squadron


Mar 12, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 24, 1918

Rejoined Squadron from leave


May 17, 1918

Wounded right knee in plane crash


May 20, 1918

Admitted to No 2 British Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, with inflamed knee joint


May 21, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Carisbrook Castle with infected knee and posted to EORD


May 23, 1918

Admitted to Reading War Hospital, Reading


Jun 18, 1918

Admitted to Canadian Officer’s Convalescent Hospital at Matlock, Bath


Jun 22, 1918

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30761



Jun 29, 1918

Discharged from hospital


Jul 2, 1918

Medical Board at Hampstead  

Ø      Injury caused by plane crash

Ø      Knee has healed with no disability

Ø      Recommends 3 weeks leave then return to duty

Ø      Note is made that he wishes to become a pilot


Jul 3, 1919

Ceases to be Seconded to RFC


Jul 4, 1919

Relinquishes Commission (Flying Officer Observer) on ceasing to be employed


Jul 12, 1919

TOS “M” Wing pending return to Canada


Aug 13, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on returning to Canada 

TOS MD#3 Kingston


Aug 23, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


Aug 26, 1919

Discharged from the CEF on General Demobilization


Jul 10, 1920

British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to 616 Cooper St., Ottawa Ontario, by the British Air Ministry 


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