Lou Oscar Moulton
aka Lewis George Oscar Moulton

Feb 11, 1886

Born in Athens, Ontario to Joseph and Jane (nee Churchill) Moulton

Also known as Lewis George Oscar Moulton, however, his birth registration shows his name as Lou Moulton.


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59679 (temporary number 206)

Ø  Next of kin given as Joseph K. Moulton, father, Athens, Ontario

o   There is a note to also notify Mrs. Libbie Wilson, 258 ½ Ford St., Ogdensburg, New York, USA

Ø  Previous occupation given as Engineer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England.

Ø  Posted to “B” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “A” Company

On attesting, he stated his birth date was February 27, 1887, not his actual birth date of February 11, 1886

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Dec 28, 1914

Admitted to the Kingston Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Gonorrhea


Jan 3, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


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


Oct 5, 1915

Sentenced to 2 days Field Punishment No. 2 for being drunk and for interfering with a Military Police Officer in the execution of his duties.


Jul 22, 1916

Proceeded to the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France and posted to “A” Company


Jul 26, 1916

Proceeded to England and transferred to the CTD (Canadian Training Division) in Shorncliffe


Jul 27, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling pending leave to Canada


Aug 1, 1916

Granted leave to Canada until September 13, 1916

Embarked the SS Empress of Britain in Liverpool



Aug 9, 1916

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Sep 13, 1916

Leave extended until November 11, 1916


Oct 31, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 39th Reserve Battalion on being retained in Canada

Discharged from the CEF in Quebec City, Quebec

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Athens, Ontario

There are no discharge papers in the service file.  The discharge information is taken from pay records.

Entitled to 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals.  There is no indication in his file that they were ever sent to him


From the Daily British Whig, Kingston, Ontario

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