Bruce Wellington Mayo, MM



May 3, 1893

Born to Frank and Mary (nee King) Mayo at Tillsonburg Ontario


Dec 25, 1914

Married to Dora Elizabeth Easter at Petrolia Ontario


Feb 19, 1916

Attested into the 168th Battalion at Tillsonburg Ontario 

Ø      Number 675569

Ø      Next of kin given as Dora Elizabeth Mayo (wife) of Petrolia Ontario

o       After enlistment, his wife moved in with her mother, Mrs Easter, at Galt Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as Grey’s Horse (the 24th Regiment Canadian Militia)

Ø      Religion given as Baptist


Jun 1, 1916

The Battalion was moved into barracks at London Ontario for training, and after a short time were moved to Camp Borden Ontario for training


Jun 6, 1916

Admitted to the London Military Hospital diagnosed with Grippe


Jul 7, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Oct 30, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Nov 11, 1916

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


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling Camp


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Feb 1, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 2, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Feb 21, 1917

Left the CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Feb 24, 1917

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at Hersin with a draft of 68 Other Ranks destined for the 21st Battalion


Mar 5, 1917

Left the 2nd Entrenching Battalion and joined the 21st Battalion 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at Bois Des Alleux carrying out fatigue duties


Mar 13, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company for duty


Apr 9, 1917

Received a gun shot wound to his left arm during the attack at Vimy Ridge and walked to the dressing station


Apr 10, 1917

Admitted to the No 8 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux


Apr 12, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth



Admitted to the Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Jun 4, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bromley Kent


Jun 19, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jul 16, 1917

Discharged from hospital and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and granted 11 days leave


Sep 12, 1917

Awarded 14 days Field Punishment #2 for being absent from Noon Parade, being improperly dressed and for being out of bounds.


Oct 26, 1917

Posted the 21st Battalion


Oct 27, 1917

Arrived at the 2nd CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France with a draft of 479 Other Ranks and TOS the 21st Battalion


Oct 30, 1917

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Calonne Ricouart


Nov 6, 1917

Left the CC Rein C to join the 21st Battalion


Nov 20, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Camblain L’Abbe France cleaning and re-equipping after the fighting at Passchendaele.  Note that it took 2 weeks for Pte Mayo to make the journey from Calonne.  From the CC Rein C War Diary, it is mentioned the reinforcements were being bused from Calonne to Poperinghe Belgium to be distributed to their Battalions.  It is not mentioned how they were transported from Poperinghe to Camblain L’Abbe


Apr 22, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal to replace L/Cpl Pearce 675416, who had been invalided to England


May 2, 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred the same day to No 5 CFA diagnosed with an ICT infection (Inter Connective Tissue) to the fingers of his left hand


May 10, 1918

Discharged to duty from No 5 CFA


Oct 10, 1918

Admitted to No 9 CFA with shrapnel wounds to his ankles and right shoulder.  He was transferred the same day to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 14, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


Posted to the EORD while in hospital 

Admitted to the Middlesex War Hospital at Napsbury on the outskirts of London


Nov 23, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood Park


Feb 7, 1919

Discharged from hospital and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford 

Granted sick leave until February 19th


Feb 11, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette #31173



Apr 2, 1919

Posted to MD Wing #1Rhyl pending return to Canada


Apr 16, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool



Apr 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at London Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge L/Cpl

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 260301

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge GPO Tillsonburg Ontario


Sep 1, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Springfield Ontario


Sep 11, 1923

Entered the USA at Detroit Michigan and stated he was proceeding to Pontiac Michigan.  It is not clear if returned to Canada or not. 

His occupation was listed as Flour Packer


May 19, 1972


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