Frank Thomas Mallinson

Mar 26, 1891

Born in Oldham, England


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59629 (temporary number 656)

Ø  Next of kin given as T. Mallinson, father, 8 Bekington Road, New Ferry, Cheshire, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

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


Jun 23, 1915

Sentenced to 28 days Detention for misconduct


Jul 15, 1915

Posted to the 21st Battalion’s Depot Company


Sep 14, 1915

The 21st Battalion embarked for France and Frank Mallinson remained behind for medical reasons


Sep 25, 1915

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


Mar 8, 1916

Medical Board in West Sandling notes

Ø  Man suffers from Pes Cavus in his feet (very high arches)

Ø  Feet are weak and causes pain when marching

Ø  Board recommends 6 weeks of physical training


Mar 23, 1916

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) and attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion for light duties


Apr 7, 1916

Medical Board in West Sandling notes

Ø  Man suffers from Flat Feet (this is directly opposite of the previous diagnosis)

Ø  Man is unable to march

Ø  Man is only fit for base duty


Apr 17, 1916

Attached to the Pay and Records Office in London for employment as a clerk


May 16, 1916

Admitted to the No. 4 General Hospital, Denmark Hill, London with a diagnosis that reads Haemorrhoids and blood in his urine


Jun 1, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jul 8, 1916

Married with permission of unit and next of kin changed to read Mrs. Ethel Mary Mallinson, wife, 13 Romola Road, Tulse Hill, London, England


Sep 29, 1916

Returned to the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre in Folkestone


Oct 1, 1916

Attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling for light duties


Dec 7, 1916

Attached to the 64th Battalion at West Sandling


Mar 10, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and remained attached to the 64th Battalion


Apr 24, 1917

Ceased to be attached and returned to the Depot Company of the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford


Jun 1, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay while employed with the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford


Oct 5, 1917

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Man suffers from shortness of breath on slight exertion

Ø  Has frequent headaches and a general feeling of weakness and exhaustion

Ø  Has prominent eyes

Ø  Thyroid is enlarged

Ø  Has prominent tachycardia

Ø  Has tremor in fingers

Ø  Board recommends that he is only fit for permanent base duty


Oct 10, 1917

Reverted to the rank of Private


Dec 22, 1917

Admitted to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne with a diagnosis that reads Exophthalmic Goitre


Dec 23, 1917

Frank’s wife Ethel and son George embarked the SS Metagama in Liverpool



Jan 5, 1918

Ethel and George disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Peterborough, Ontario to wait for Frank to be returned to Canada


Jan 18, 1918

Transferred to the No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Kirkdale, Liverpool


Feb 16, 1918

Embarked the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle in Liverpool


Mar 1, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Mar 5, 1918

Admitted to the Queen’s Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Exophthalmic Goitre


Apr 3, 1918

Medical exam at Queen’s Military Hospital notes

Ø  Patient suffers from Tachycardia and Dyspnea

Ø  Has defective vision caused by night work in the pay office in London and requires glasses

Ø  Complains of shortness of breath and a feeling of restriction in his chest

Ø  There is a slight enlargement of the Thyroid

Ø  Has slight Exophthalmos (bulging) in both eyes

Ø  Medical Officer recommends he be discharged from service with a disability due to his service


Apr 18, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario while still in hospital

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “B”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Peterborough, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the British War Medal was sent to him at 700 Concession St., Peterborough, Ontario


Apr 20, 1918

Discharged from hospital and proceeded to Peterborough to join his wife and son


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