James Campbell McLaren MM




Mar 27, 1892

Born at Horton Ontario


Dec 17, 1915

Attested into the 130th Battalion at Renfrew Ontario 

Ø      Number 788504

Ø      Next of kin given as John B McLaren (father) of Horton Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Sep 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 6, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp 

Transferred to the 12th Battalion and appointed to rank of Acting Corporal with pay


Oct 11, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Battalion and posted to Brigade Signals Base


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 7, 1917

Reverts to rank of Pte at own request in order to proceed to France 

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to 21st Battalion


Feb 8, 1917

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


Feb 12, 1917

Left CBD to join unit


Feb 15, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 21, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal without pay


Dec 7, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 17, 1917

Awarded Good Conduct Badge


Dec 22, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Jun 4, 1918

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Aug 25, 1918

Proceeded to England and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Aug 29, 1918

On Command to 1st Reserve Battalion pending Officer Training


Sep 8, 1918

On Command to OTC (Officer Training Course) Bexhill England and appointed Acting Sgt with pay


Oct 10, 1918

Awarded the French Medaille Militaire as per the London Gazette #30945 



Nov 4, 1918

Ceases to be On Command to OTC Bexhill on being appointed to a Commission and posted to 6th Reserve Battalion 

To hold rank of Temp Lieutenant


Jun 23, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) and embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool


TOS MD #3 (Military District) at Ottawa Ontario


Jul 1, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jul 8, 1919

SOS the CEF on being discharged at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – RR #1 Renfrew Ontario


May 30, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to RR #1 Renfrew Ontario


Jan 6, 1966

Deceased at Renfrew Ontario 


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