William Joseph Malone

Mar 19, 1886

Born in County Tyrone, Ireland


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59630 (temporary number 657)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. E. McDonough, sister, 7 Beaconsfield St., Darlington, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Marine Fireman

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

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.


Jan 15, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days detention for an unrecorded offence


Feb 22, 1915

Fined $6.00 for being drunk


Apr 10, 1915

Sentenced to 10 days detention and forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent




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


May 24, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent


Jun 8, 1915

Sentenced to 10 days detention and fined $5.00 for misconduct and being drunk


Aug 4, 1915

Sentenced to 28 days detention, fined $5.00, forfeited 3 day’s pay and restricted to half pay for 2 months for being absent, being drunk and for misconduct


Sep 1, 1915

Attended Canadian Military Hospital at West Sandling and discharged


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 26, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days Field Punishment No. 2 for being absent


Apr 24, 1916

While occupying the craters at St. Eloi, Belgium, Private Malone received a bullet wound to his right arm in the early morning hours and was evacuated to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  He was then transported by the No. 3 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted later in the day to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France for treatment


May 14, 1916

Transferred to the No. 1 CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) in Boulogne to continue his recovery


May 19, 1916

Discharged from the convalescent depot and reported to the Base Details in Boulogne


May 29, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Malone rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in the “A” Camp near Dikkebus, Belgium


Aug 23, 1916

Reported to the Canadian Base Depot in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France


Aug 28, 1916

Classified PB (Permanent Base) meaning he was not fit for combat duty


Sep 8, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Corps Composite Company for duty after being classified as PB (Permanent Base) meaning he was unfit for combat duty


Sep 20, 1916

Sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No. 1 and forfeited 2 days pay for being absent


Dec 8, 1916

Ceased to be attached to the composite company and rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in Bully Grenay, France


Jan 8, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 18, 1917

Admitted to the Union Military Hospital in Darlington, England while on leave with a diagnosis that reads Bronchial Catarrh and VDH (Valvular Disease of the Heart)

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 6, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Sep 17, 1917

Granted permission to marry

His next of kin was changed to read Mrs. Gertrude Malone, wife, Banstead, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, England


Oct 13, 1917

Attached to the No. 8 Sanitary Section in Witley for duty


Oct 24, 1917

Attached to the Sanitary Officer at the Canadian Headquarters in Seaford for duty


Dec 3, 1918

Attached to the Depot Company, Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford


May 10, 1919

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Man suffers from Bronchitis

Ø  Is weak and short of breath

Ø  He appears sick and is under nourished

Ø  Feels a smothering feeling at night

Ø  There is no disability from the wound in his right arm

Ø  Board recommends he be discharged from service


May 27, 1919

Transferred to “H” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


Jun 19, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in London, England

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 7 Beacons Field St., Darlington, Durham, England

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 7 Beacons Field St., Darlington, Durham, England

William Joseph Malone died in England in 1958.  His widow’s address was given as 201 Metcalf, Ave., Apt 203, Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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