Montague Farmer Lubbock

May 21, 1892

Born in London, England to Charles and Esther Lubbock


Jan 11, 1916

Attested into the 168th Battalion CEF in Ingersoll, Ontario

Ø  Number 675146

Ø  Next of kin given as Esther Lubbock, mother, 31 Councillor St., Camberwell, London, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Cheesemaker

o   Employed at the Verschoyle, Ontario Cheese Factory

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

The battalion initially trained in Camp Francis, near London, Ontario before moving to Camp Borden to continue training


Mar 17, 1916

Appointed to the provisional rank of Corporal


Apr 10, 1916

Attended the Bayonet Fighting and Physical Training Course


May 8, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from course


Oct 30, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Nov 11, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, to continue training

 Confirmed in the rank of Acting Corporal


Dec 6, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling to continue his training


Jan 1, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling.  Shortly after the battalion’s formation, it moved to Seaford to conduct training


Jan 10, 1917

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Mar 19, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 20, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 67 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 14, 1917

After leaving the base depot Private Lubbock joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bois des Alleux resting and cleaning up after their capture of Vimy Ridge and was assigned to “B” Company


Jun 1, 1917

While in the front line east of Vimy Ridge Private Lubbock received a facial wound and was evacuated to the No 13 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 23, CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment


Jun 16, 1917

Transferred to the No 7 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples and the diagnosis is changed to read PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin).  This is a fever without a known cause


Jun 24, 1917

Transferred to the No. 6 Convalescent Depot in Etaples to continue his recovery


Jun 29, 1917

Transferred to the No. 5 Convalescent Depot in Cayeux


Jul 28, 1917

Discharged from the convalescent depot and joined the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Aug 25, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin


Sep 1, 1917

After leaving the entrenching battalion he rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Villers au Bois


Dec 25, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 10, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jan 11, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Aug 26, 1918

During the battalion’s advance on the Nova Scotia Trench near the village of Guemappe, Private Lubbock was killed in action and was buried in the Tilloy Military Cemetery, near Arras, France


 Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to Miss Edith E. Lackington, 219 Hillingdon St., London, England

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. E. Lubbock, 31 Councillor St., Camberwell, London, England

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