John Arthur McGibbon, MC

Jun 4, 1892

Born at Penetanguishene Ontario


Jul 17, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lieutenant in 157th Battalion


Aug 15, 1916

Sworn into the 157th Battalion at Camp Borden Ontario 

Ø      Rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of Kin given as Charles McGibbon (father) of Penetanguishene Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Lawyer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 35th Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Aug 18, 1916

Transferred to Overseas Draft


Aug 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax for England



Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool and posted to the General List


Oct 26, 1916

Proceeded to France to join the 21st Battalion


Oct 27, 1916

TOS (Taken on Strength) CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)


Oct 31, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Field


Dec 6. 1916

Returned to duty from Trench Mortar Course


Dec 25. 1916

Returned to duty from Machine Gun Course


Dec 26, 1916

Attached to 2nd Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery


Jun 12, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jun 23, 1917

At duty from leave


Dec 1, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 17, 1917

Rejoined from leave


Mar 6, 1918

To be Acting Captain while Commanding X2C, Medium Trench Mortar Battery


Mar 16, 1918

Now filling a place on establishment of Divisional Trench Mortar Battery


Jun 8, 1918

Seconded for duty with Medium Trench Mortar Battery and struck off nominal roll of 21st Battalion


Aug 11, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Aug 30, 1918

Returned from leave


Nov 20, 1918

Attached to HQ, 2nd Div Artillery for duty


Jan 15, 1919

To be Temporary Captain with EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment)


Feb 19, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 8, 1919

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette 31219 and citation at #31583



Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to Embarkation Camp, England with the 21st Battalion


Apr 7, 1919

TOS “P” Wing for processing to return to Canada


May 13, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force Canada) on embarking the SS Caronia for Canada



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


May 27, 1919

Discharged from the CEF on being demobilized at Kingston Ontario


Jun 9, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to Penetanguishene Ontario


Jun 16, 1921

Medals returned


Jun 25, 1921

Medals sent out again.


Oct 21, 1961



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