George Logan


Jun 2nd 1889

Born at Oakley Ontario


Aug 29, 1915

Passed the Medical Exam to join the CEF at Lindsay Ontario


Sep 2, 1915

Attested into the 80th Battalion at Lindsay Ontario 

Ø      Number 724255

Ø      Next of kin given as William Logan (brother) of Haliburton Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to the Machine Gun Section 

It would appear that he could not write, as in each place requiring a signature, there is an “X” with the note “his mark”.  He stated that his birth date as June 2, 1890.  The date June 2, 1889 noted above is taken from his birth registration.


Dec 24, 1915

Transferred to the 109th Battalion


Feb 17, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Jul 10, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his brother, William Logan, of Haliburton Ontario


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Borden Camp


Aug 5, 1916

Appointed to the Provisional Rank of Lance Corporal 

He had been appointed to this rank previously and I believe this to simply be a confirmation of that appointment


Aug 16, 1916

The Battalion was moved to the Bramshott Camp


Oct 1, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his sister, Mrs John Kerr, of Lindsay Ontario


Oct 5, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private in order to proceed to France 

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France as part of a draft of 100 men from the 109th Battalion and TOS (Taken On Strength) of the 21st Battalion.


Oct 20, 1916

Left the CBD to join his unit


Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at Bully Grenay.  While there, they conducted training and from the War Diary “was bathed and received, in the majority of cases, fresh underwear, which was appreciated by all.”


Apr 9, 1917            Killed in Action during the attack at Vimy Ridge

Zivy Crater Cemetery
Thelus France


Dec 22, 1920

Scroll sent to his brother, David Logan, at Oakley, Vankoughnett PO, Ontario.  On January 5, 1922, the Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) was also sent to his brother at the same address. 

Since he was single, and his mother had passed away, there was no Memorial Cross issued


Oct 4, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to his sister, Mrs M Kerr at Lindsay St, Lindsay Ontario


Below is a photo of the names on the Haliburton Ontario War Memorial

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