Robert James Logue, DCM, MM


Summary of Service Record



Oct 3, 1890

Born at Foxboro, Hastings County, Ontario


Feb 25, 1915

Attested into the 39th Battalion at Belleville Ontario 

Ø      Number 412259 (initially issued as A12259)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs John Logue (mother) of 89 Broadway, Flat 5, Buffalo New York, USA

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Jun 24, 1915

Embarked the RMS Missanabie at Montreal Quebec



Jul 4, 1915

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


Oct 19, 1915

Admitted to the tent hospital at St Martins Plain, Shorncliffe with Chancroid (a sexually transmitted disease)


Oct 25, 1915

Transferred to Workhouse Military Hospital at Newcastle-on-Tyne and diagnosis changed to read Syphilis


Nov 26, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Dec 13, 1915

Transferred to 21st Battalion and proceeded to France


Dec 14, 1915

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Dec 24, 1915

Left to join the unit


Dec 25, 1915

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


May 3, 1916

Awarded 14 days Field Punishment No 1.  This punishment was reversed by the GOC 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade. 

Note that it appears that this punishment was handed out by the battalion and not by a General Court Martial, and the offence was not mentioned.  It possibly was intended as punishment for contracting Syphilis.


Dec 28, 1916

Granted leave until January 7, 1917


Jan 8, 1917

At duty from leave


Feb 5, 1917

Awarded Good Conduct Badge


Mar 12, 1917

Awarded the Military Medal, London Gazette #29981


Citation reads

For marked courage and devotion to duty in attending wounded men under heavy fire.  He was previously recommended for gallantry under same conditions in the action on Sept 15th.

AFW 3121


Aug 18, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 30, 1917

At duty from leave


Nov 29, 1917

Attached to the 4th Field Company, Canadian Engineers


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from 4th Coy, CE


Dec 19, 1917

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl


Apr 2, 1918

Promoted to rank of Cpl


Aug 27, 1918

Appointed to rank of L/Sgt


Aug 30, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Sep 2, 1918

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Sep 16, 1918

Returned from leave


Oct 29, 1918

Promoted to rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 and appointed to position of CSM


Mar 6, 1919

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with influenza


Mar 12, 1919

Discharged to duty and rejoined Battalion in Belgium 

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #31257



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked at Le Havre for England and proceeded to the Canadian Embarkation Camp


Apr 20, 1919

Medical Board at Witley notes the following: 

Ø      Original disease noted as VDS (Venereal Disease – Syphilis)

Ø      No active syphiletic lesions visible at present

Ø      Disease was determined to be caused by improper conduct

Ø      It is suggested that he be dealt with on arrival in Canada 

There was no note in the file to indicate any punishment being handed down in Canada, as he was discharged on arrival in Kingston, along with the other members of the Battalion


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool for Canada


TOS (Taken On Strength) MD #3 Kingston


May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario on General Demobilization 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Belleville Ontario

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” awarded, No 277453


May 25, 1920

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 16 East Moira Street, Belleville Ontario 

Note that this date may be in error as the page in the file is very difficult to read


Jul 11, 1957

Replacement DCM and MM medals were sent to him c/o Major NJ Robinson, Social Welfare Officer, City Hall, Kingston Ontario


These medals were presented to CSM Logue at a Battalion reunion, to replace his original medals that were confiscated by the Germans during WW2, while he was residing in Belgium.


Mar 12, 1966



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