William Emery Logan

May 25, 1898

Born in Cobden, Ontario to James and Margaret (nee McCulloch) Logan


Oct 14, 1916

Attested into the 240th Battalion CEF in Renfrew, Ontario

Ø  Number 1042217

Ø  Next of kin given as James Logan, father, Cobden, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Assigned to “A” Company


May 3, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


May 14, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford where he was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Sep 13, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion.

Private Logan joined the battalion at the front a short time later


Aug 28, 1918

While advancing on the German Olive Trench near the Sensee River, south-east of Vis-en-Artois, France, Private Logan was killed in action.  He was later buried in the Quebec British Cemetery, Cherisy, France


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, James Logan, Cochrane, Ontario

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Mary Logan, at the same address

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