Percy Mott





Jul 24, 1889

Born at Ogdensburg New York USA


Jun 4, 1917

Attested into the Signal Training Depot at Port Arthur Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265611

Ø      Next of kin given as FM Mott (father) of Port McNicoll Ontario

o       Later changed to 303 High Park Ave., Toronto Ontario, then to Manly St., Midland Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Barber

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Aug 30, 1917

Awarded 14 days detention (offence not recorded)


Oct 30, 1917

Forfeits 1 day’s pay (offence not recorded)


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the CETD on transfer to the 7th Reserve Battalion


Feb 12, 1918

SOS 7th Reserve Battalion on transfer to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 11, 1918

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) and embarked for France


Apr 12, 1918

Arrived at 3rd CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the PPCLI


Apr 14, 1918

Left for CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CCRC


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Aug 28, 1918

Admitted to No 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to the No 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a shrapnel wound to right hand (alternately recorded as left hand)


Aug 29, 1918

Admitted to #12 Stationary Hospital then transferred to No 23 AT (Ambulance Transport)


Aug 30, 1918

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers France


Sep 14, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples France


Sep 25, 1918

Transferred to No 12 Convalescent Depot


Nov 5, 1918

Forfeited 14 days pay for drunkenness


Nov 10, 1918

Discharged from Convalescent Depot to No 5 Rest Camp


Nov 12, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and posted to “A” Coy (for re-habilitating patients)


Nov 20, 1918

Arrived at CCRC


Jan 11, 1919

Transferred to England and posted to EORD at Witley and posted to the Depot Coy


Jan 14, 1919

Posted to EORD


Mar 29, 1919

SOS to MD #3 at Kinmel Park, Seaford


Apr 12, 1919

Embarked the SS Adriatic at Liverpool



Apr 20, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Apr 22, 1919

Admitted to PC Military Hospital at Montreal Quebec “in an advanced state alcoholism”  

He stated that he was en route to Ottawa and got intoxicated when the train stopped for a few hours in Montreal.


Apr 23, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Issued War Service Badge Class “A” No 231907

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Midland Ontario 

This date is clearly at odds with the hospital admission in Montreal.  The dates for the hospital admission and discharge are recorded in more than one place in the file, as well as the discharge date and location being recorded more than once.  I am at a loss to explain the discrepancy.


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from hospital and proceeded to Ottawa


Nov 4, 1920

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 506 Victoria Ave., Fort William Ontario



A note in the file indicates that he died in 1957, with the exact date not entered 


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