Wilfred Joseph Stych

Dec 28, 1895

Born in Palgrave, Ontario to Joseph and Mary Emma (nee Lyons) Stych


Jan 17, 1916

Attested into the 126th Battalion CEF in Brampton, Ontario

Ø  Number 775573

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary Stych, mother, Athlone, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

The battalion trained at Camp Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


Jun 5, 1916

Admitted to the Niagara Camp Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Measles


Jun 19, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Aug 14, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Aug 24, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Bramshott


Oct 15, 1916

Transferred to the 116th Battalion in Bramshott to continue training


Dec 22, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 23, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jan 21, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin, France


Feb 22, 1917

After leaving the entrenching battalion, Private Stych joined the 21st Battalion at the front


Apr 16, 1917

Admitted to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Wimereux with a diagnosis that reads Severe Trench Feet


Apr 17, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1/5th Northern General Hospital in Leicester

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


Jun 27, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jul 4, 1917

Discharged from hospital care and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Nov 14, 1917

Attached to the Royal Engineers in Basingstoke for duty


Jan 14, 1918

Ceased to be attached and rejoined the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and joined the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Stych rejoined the 21st Battalion near Marcelcave, France


Aug 27, 1918

While the battalion was attacking the enemy at the Sensee River, south-east of Vis-en-Artois, France, Private Wilfred Stych was killed in action and later buried in the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.


Note that there are 2 soldiers buried in this plot and Private Stych is named on the lower portion of the headstone.

 He is also remembered on the family plot grave marker in the Mount Tegart Cemetery, Tottenham, Ontario


Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. Joseph Stych, Athlone, Ontario

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Mary Stych, at the same address


Wilfred Joseph Stych is also honoured on the Tottenham, Ontario War Memorial



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