Wilson Stephen McIntyre

Jan 27, 1894

Born in Eganville, Ontario to James and Charlotte McIntyre


Oct 23, 1917

Medical exam for the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 held at Renfrew, Ontario.  He was declared to be fit for service


Jan 22, 1918

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) under the MSA in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Number 3320209

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. J. McIntyre, mother, RMD #3 Eganville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist


Feb 11, 1918

The 1st Draft of the 2nd Depot Battalion embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Feb 24, 1918

Disembarked in Glasgow, Scotland and proceeded to Seaford, England, where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 10, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast, France


Aug 7, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private McIntyre joined the 21st Battalion rear details at Cagny, France.  The main body of the battalion was preparing for the attack on Marcelcave as part of the Battle of Amiens.  Although not recorded in the file, it is likely he joined the battalion later the next day when the village was secure


Aug 26, 1918

At about 3:00 am, the 21st Battalion began an attack on the German lines near the town of Guemappe, France with the objective of the capturing the line at the Cojeul River.  Private McIntyre received a bullet wound to his face that fractured his jaw and caused severe damage to his face and neck.  The bullet entered his lower jaw and exited through his neck.  He was evacuated to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  He was immediately sent on to the No. 12 Stationary Hospital in St. Pol, France for treatment


Aug 30, 1918

Transferred via the No. 23 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 20 General Hospital in Dannes-Camiers, France


Sep 11, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, London where interlocking splints to his jaw were supplied

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


Sep 22, 1918

X-Rays show a compound fracture of the lower right jaw with several pieces of metal present


Nov 24, 1918

Transferred to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne with an ICT (Inter Connective Tissue) infection in his right leg


Feb 3, 1919

Granted leave until March 17, 1919


Mar 18, 1919

Readmitted to hospital


May 10, 1919

Transferred to the Ontario Military Hospital in Orpington, Kent


May 21, 1919

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Araguaya, embarking in Liverpool



May 30, 1919

Disembarked in Portland, Maine, USA and proceeded to Montreal, Quebec


Jun 1, 1919

Admitted to the Ste. Anne de Bellevue Hospital in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec

Following an assessment, he was granted leave until June 16, 1919


Jun 20, 1919

Granted leave until July 16, 1919


Jul 20, 1919

Surgery was performed to install a bone graft to his lower jaw


Dec 1, 1919

Transferred to No. 2 District Depot in Toronto, Ontario and admitted to the DOMH (Dominion Orthopedic Hospital) Christie St., Toronto

Following an assessment, he was granted leave until January 1, 1920


Jan 2, 1920

Granted leave to February 1, 1920


Feb 2, 1920

Granted leave until April 1, 1920


Apr 2, 1920

Granted leave until May 1, 1920


May 2, 1920

Granted leave until June 1, 1920


Jun 2, 1920

Declared to be AWL (Absent Without Leave) when he did not return from leave


Jun 4, 1920

Returned to the hospital from being absent and no punishment was issued


Jul 1, 1920

Transferred to the No. 2 Detachment General List Toronto, for pay purposes


Sep 24, 1920

Medical exam notes

Ø  Extensive damage of face and jaw, with a fractured mandible caused from wounds at that front

Ø  Bone graft has been done, but still wears interlocking splints

Ø  Has lost a number of teeth and a denture is to be fitted once the splints can be removed

Ø  Patient is unable to chew solid food and can only consume soft food


Oct 8, 1920

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A” and Class “B”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Eganville, Ontario

Ø  Discharged to the care of the DSCR (Department of Soldier Civil Re-establishment) for further medical treatment

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Eganville, Ontario


Jul 4, 1929

Married to Mabel Wilson in Douglas, Ontario





Jan 15, 1981

Wilson Stephen McIntyre died in Renfrew, Ontario and was entombed in the Renfrew Vault.


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