Harry Reginald "Cooch" Langmaid

Oct 4, 1889

Born in Baysville, Ontario to John and Eliza Jane (nee Cullen) Langmaid


Oct 26, 1917

Medical examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act 1917) in Huntsville, Ontario.  He was determined to be fit for service


Feb 25, 1918

Drafted under the terms of the MSA into the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd COR (Central Ontario Regiment) in Hamilton, Ontario

Ø  Number 3108190

Ø  Next of kin given as John Langmaid, father, Baysville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England


When he registered for the MSA he stated he was born October 4, 1890.  His actual birth date is October 4, 1889


May 15, 1918

Embarked the SS Ajana in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the 5th Regimental Draft of the 2nd COR


May 27, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Witley where he was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 3rd Reserve Battalion


Sep 12, 1918

Transferred to the 19th Battalion


Sep 13, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 975 reinforcements from England and was TOS the 19th Battalion


Sep 16, 1918

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Sep 21, 1918

Before he could join the 19th Battalion at the front, he was transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 22, 1918

Private Langmaid joined the 21st Battalion in the support trench lines near the Buissy Switch as part of a draft of 36 reinforcements


Oct 11, 1918

After being with the battalion for only 3 weeks, Private Langmaid received wounds to his left arm and abdomen during heavy fighting at Avesnes-le-Sec, France.  After receiving first aid by the Medical Officer, he was evacuated to a field ambulance where it was determined that he needed further treatment.  He was then transferred to the No. 30 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Oct 13, 1918

Private Langmaid died of his wounds while a patient at the No. 30 CCS and was buried in the nearby Bucquoy Road British Cemetery south of Arras, France


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Eliza Langmaid, Baysville, Ontario

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. John Langmaid, at the same address

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