Clifford Raymond Kirkland, MM



Jun 14, 1896

Location of birth recorded as “not known” 

A medical report later records his birthplace as being Seeley’s Bay Ontario


Aug 31, 1915

Attested into the 59th Battalion at Brockville Ontario 

Ø      Number 455558 (was originally A55558)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Charles Peer (mother) of Phillipsville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to Machine Gun Section


Sep 19, 1915

Admitted to Kingston General Hospital and transferred to Barriefield Hospital with measles


Sep 30, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Apr 5, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Apr 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jun 23, 1916

Transferred to CMGD (Canadian Machine Gun Depot) at Risborough Barracks


Aug 24, 1916

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Aug 25, 1916

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

Aug 26, 1916

Left to join unit


Aug 28, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets in the Zouafques area of France


Jan 17, 1917

Admitted to #5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a shrapnel wound to left knee then transferred to No 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jan 21, 1917

Transferred to No 4 General Hospital at Camiers


Jan 28, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Warilda


Posted to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Jan 29, 1917

Admitted to Voluntary Aid Temporary Hospital at Exeter 

Surgery performed to remove shrapnel


Mar 6, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


Mar 11, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Mar 22, 1917

Admitted to St Leonard’s Hospital for duty etc


Apr 9, 1917

Placed On Command to 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Seaford


Apr 14, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Military Hospital at Hastings


Jun 8, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Jun 21, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion and attached to St Leonard’s Hospital “H” Coy for PT (Physical Training)

Aug 18, 1917

Will made out leaving estate to his mother, Mrs., Caroline Peer of Phillipsville Ontario


Sep 2, 1917

Transferred to 21st Battalion and arrived at 2nd CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France 

TOS 21st Battalion


Sep 16, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


Oct 1, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Nov 3, 1917

Admitted to No 6 CFA with shrapnel wounds to face and right eye.  Transferred same day to No 3 Australian CCS


Nov 4, 1917

Transferred via #31 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 83 General Hospital at Boulogne


Nov 11, 1917

Transferred to CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Boulogne


Nov 28, 1917

Transferred to No 3 Rest Camp


Dec 1, 1917

Transferred to “A” Company at No 2 CIBD at Havre 

This Company was set aside for those who required light duties and physical conditioning while convalescing from wounds


Dec 10, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C


Dec 14, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Jan 17, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl


Apr 22, 1918

Promoted to rank of Cpl


Apr 25, 1918

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette #30652



Jun 2, 1918

Admitted to CFA with slight wounds


Jun 4, 1918

Returned to duty from CFA


Aug 26, 1918

Killed in action

Windmill British Cemetery
Monchy Le Preux, France


Mar 20, 1920

Beginning on this date, and over several dates until Oct 22, 1922, the following medals were sent to his mother, Mrs., Carolina Peer at Phillipsville Ontario. 

Ø      Military Medal

Ø      British War Medal

Ø      Victory Medal

Ø      Memorial Cross

Ø      Plaque and Scroll


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