Arthur Michaud

Apr 8, 1896

Born in Ottawa, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59656 (temporary number 786)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Mary Michaud, mother, 100 Catherine St., Clarkstown, Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Porter

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Apr 23, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days detention for an unspecified offence


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 16, 1916

While out on a work party, Private Michaud received a gun shot wound to his right thigh and was admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid.


Jan 17, 1916

Transferred to the No. 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) then transported by the No. 16 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 26 General Hospital in Etaples for treatment


Feb 19, 1916

Transferred to the Convalescent Camp in Etaples to continue his recovery


Mar 8, 1916

Discharged to the No. 3 General Base Depot and TOS the base depot in Havre and classified as TB (Temporary Base) meaning that he was temporarily unfit for front line service


Aug 18, 1916

Medical classification changed to “C” and invalided to England

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes


Aug 21, 1916

Attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling for 10 weeks of base duty


Sep 19, 1916

Sentenced to 7 days Field Punishment #2 and forfeits 3 days pay for absence


Dec 7, 1916

Transferred to the 64th Battalion at Shoreham


Jan 24, 1917

Sentenced to 28 days detention for an unspecified offence


Mar 16, 1917

Sentenced to 4 days Field Punishment #2 and forfeited 1 days pay for being absent


Mar 21, 1917

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


Jun 28, 1917

Transferred to the CCHQEC (Canadian Corps Headquarters Employment Company)


Jun 29, 1917

Arrived in France and assigned to the 5th Area Employment Company in Camblain L’Abbe for duty


Jan 31, 1918

Classified “A” and declared fit for full duty


Mar 3, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to Paris


Mar 17, 1918

Rejoined the employment company from leave


Apr 7, 1918

Forfeited 5 days pay for being absent from parade for 45 minutes and for failing to comply with an order from a senior officer the previous day.


Apr 8, 1918

Transferred back to the 21st Battalion and proceeded to the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart prior to rejoining the 21st Battalion


Apr 15, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Michaud rejoined the 21st Battalion in the front lines east of Ransart, France


Jun 4, 1918

While the battalion was in Wailly Wood, Private Michaud received shrapnel wounds to his back and was admitted to the 2/1 London Field Ambulance for first aid before being transferred to the No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station for treatment


Jun 8, 1918

Discharged to duty from the clearing station


Jun 12, 1918

Admitted to the No. 45 Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Urticaria (hives)


Jun 14, 1918

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Aug 26, 1918

During the battalion’s attack on the town of Monchy-le-Preux, Private Michaud was killed in action and buried in a nearby field.  Following the war the Imperial Graves Registration Commission exhumed his remains and he was reburied in the Wancourt British Cemetery, Wancourt, France



Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. P. Michaud, 56 Catherine St., Clarkstown, Ottawa, Ontario

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. M. Michaud, at the same address

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