William Arthur John Lingard



Oct 19, 1898

Born at Port Hope Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59591 (temporary number 778)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs D McDonald (mother) of Box 18, Port Hope Ontario

Ø      No previous occupation was given

Ø      Previous military experience given as 46th Regiment at Port Hope

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “G” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “D” Company 

He lied about his age, giving his birth date as October 21, 1896


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Dec 30, 1915

Sentenced to 28 days FP (Field Punishment) No 1 for neglect of duty


Jul 22, 1916

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 4 CFA with a sprained left ankle (accident) 

Same day transferred to No 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) 

“D” Company CSM (Sgt at time of incident) Art Trappitt signed an affidavit stating “On the 21st July 1916 the bn was in camp B at Reininghelst.  Pte Lingard had been suffering from an ingrowing toenail, and as a result of his trying to cut it out got a poisoned toe and had to be sent to hospital.” 

The hospital report stated that he had fallen in the trenches and sprained the ankle


Jul 23, 1916

Transferred to No 13 General Hospital


Jul 24, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St David

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


Jul 25, 1916

Admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston, Northampton with a sprained left ankle




Aug 5, 1916

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom




Aug 11, 1916

Medical Board at Epsom declares: 

“Recovered, but complains of occasional pain in right chest.  Slight Tachycardia.” (irregular heart beat)


Aug 17, 1916

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to 2nd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Shoreham for PT (Physical Training)


Aug 21, 1916

Granted 7 days sick leave


Sep 30, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Liverpool


Proceeded on Escort Duty to Canada, which was followed by Sick Leave in Canada until November 11, 1916 

Attached to the Discharge Depot at Quebec while in Canada


Oct 5, 1916 Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Nov 14, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic to return to England



Mar 9, 1917

Medical Board at St Leonard’s declares him recovered and fit for duty


Mar 15, 1917

Ceases to be attached and is TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion 

Appointed to rank of Acting Cpl with pay


Dec 14, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Sgt with pay and allowances


May 6, 1918

Granted permission to marry


Jun 8, 1918

Married to Dorothy Florence Woods at the Parish Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex.   

Wife’s address is recorded as 15 Sutherland Rd, King’s Cliff, Brighton


Jun 13, 1918

Posted to CAGS at Shorncliffe and attached to 6th Reserve Battalion for pay and rations 

Appointed to rank of Acting Sgt with pay and allowances while employed with CAGS


Oct 29, 1918

Posted to Witley Camp


Jan 6, 1919

Attached to No 5 General Duty Hut


Jan 8, 1919

Re-attached to 6th Reserve Battalion


Jan 24, 1919

Posted to the Seaford Camp


May 26, 1919

Posted to the General Depot at Witley pending return to Canada


Jun 8, 1919

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford for processing pending return to Canada


Jun 23, 1919

Attached to the Machine Gun Depot for repatriation to Canada 

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool England



Jul 1, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Jul 4, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 213420

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Toronto Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge Sgt


Oct 30, 1919

1914-15 Star was sent to him


May 30, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him at 158 Baldwin St, Toronto Ontario


Mar 17, 1969

Deceased at Toronto Western Hospital 

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