James Leo Logan

Jul 15, 1894

Born in Belleville, Ontario to James and Catherine Logan


Sep 25, 1916

Attested into the No. 2 Overseas ASC (Army Service Corps) Training Depot CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Number 513000

Ø  Next of kin given as Catherine Logan, mother, Hastings, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Mail Order Manager

o   He had been employed at the Rumsey Publishing Company

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to the 10th Regimental Draft


Dec 16, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Dec 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the CASC TD (Canadian Army Service Corps Training Depot) to continue training


May 8, 1917

Transferred to the 7th Reserve Battalion in Seaford to train as an infantryman


Sep 12, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 13, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 42 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 27, 1917

After leaving the base depot Private Logan joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Villers au Bois, France


Oct 9, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Suburban Camp at Villers au Bois


Nov 3, 1917

The 21st Battalion moved into the front line at Passchendaele near Crest Farm.  Shortly after moving into position, the enemy made a determined attack and entered the battalion’s trenches.  The battalion fought back, but Private James Leo Logan was killed in that action less than 1 month after joining the battalion.  He was buried shortly after in a battlefield burial near Crest Farm.  When the war ended an effort was made by the Imperial Graves Registration Commission to locate his remains and move him to a permanent cemetery, however his remains could not be found or identified.  He is subsequently honoured on the walls of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium for those killed in Belgium during the war with no known grave.


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Catharine Logan, Hastings, Ontario

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

Private James Leo Logan is also honoured on the Hastings Mount Carmel Church War Memorial

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