Thomas McGeary, MMwBar



Feb 16, 1882

Born at Moncton New Brunswick


Oct 1, 1914

Attested into the 1st Division Remount Depot at Quebec City, Quebec 

Ø      Number 49060

Ø      Next of kin given as Hannah McGeary (mother) of 14 Arlington St., Boston Mass., USA

Ø      Previous occupation given as Plumber

Ø      Previous military experience given as 6th Battalion CEF

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Oct 4, 1914

Embarked the SS Sicilian at Quebec City


There is no note in the file to indicate the date or city in England where he disembarked


May 15, 1915

Proceeded to France


May 16, 1915

To be graded as 3rd Class Cook with extra 50 cents per day in pay


Sep 6, 1915

Ceased to be 3rd Class Cook and pay reduced by 50 cents per day


Oct 1, 1915

Reported absent at 9.40 am, returning at 1.30 pm 

Reported drunk on parade at 1.30 pm 

Awarded 5 days CC (Confined to Camp)


Oct 17, 1915

Placed On Command to No 2 Forestry Party


Dec 22, 1915

Reported absent


Dec 27, 1915

Reported absent from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm and fined 7 days pay


Jan 2, 1916

Sentenced to 14 days FP #1 for striking a comrade


Jan 30, 1916

Reported absent at 6 am


Jan 31, 1916

Reported for duty at 10 am and fined 28 days pay, plus forfeits an additional 2 days pay


Feb 2, 1916

Placed in confinement


Feb 10, 1916

Convicted at Court Martial of being drunk and striking a superior.  He was sentenced to 56 days FP #1 (Field Punishment)


Feb 16, 1916

Ceases to be On Command to No 2 Forestry Party


Apr 10, 1916

Transferred to 1st CVH (Canadian Veterinary Hospital) at Dieppe


Jul 28, 1916

Reported absent at 5.45 am


Jul 29, 1916

Reported for duty at 9.10 pm. 

Forfeits 2 days pay and fined additional 2 days pay 

Confined to Barracks for 14 days


Aug 18, 1916

Absent from 9.30 pm to 10.00 pm


Aug 21, 1916

At trial for being absent 30 min and reporting for duty drunk. 

Sentenced to 28 days FP #1 to be served in prison at Havre


Sep 16, 1916

Reported to unit from prison


Dec 17, 1916

Sentenced to 28 days FP #1 for being drunk while at duty on December 13, 1916, to be served in prison at Havre


Jan 13, 1917

Reported for duty from prison


Feb 9, 1917

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital diagnosis NYD (Not Yet Determined) later changed to ICT (Inter-Connective Tissue) infection of right fingers


Feb 18, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Apr 8, 1917

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Apr 9, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre 

TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Apr 26, 1917

Left CBD to join unit


Apr 29, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Aux Rietz Brigade Camp reorganizing after the battle at Vimy Ridge


Sep 2, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Sep 14, 1917

Rejoined unit from leave


Oct 26, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred via #29 AT (Ambulance Transport) to #37 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with VDG (Gonorrhea)


Oct 30, 1917

Transferred to No 51 General Hospital at Etaples


Nov 25, 1917

Discharged from hospital and arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) 

Forfeits Field Allowance and placed under 50 cents per day pay stoppage from October 31, 1917 until November 25, 1917 as punishment for contracting Gonorrhea


Dec 1, 1917

Arrived at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 23, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Aug 30, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Sep 8, 1918

Rejoined unit from leave


Dec 31, 1918

Reverts to rank of Pte at own request


Jan 24, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31142



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre and disembarked at Folkestone England



Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley for document processing pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



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 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 279890

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – PO Box 276, Moncton New Brunswick


Jul 23, 1919

Awarded Bar to Military Medal per the London Gazette #31469


The Battalion’s War Diary notes that this was for action on August 8, 1918 at Marcelcave


Apr 25, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Post Office Box 276 Moncton New Brunswick


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