Wilfred Allen Throop

Shown above with his wife and children post war


Mar 17, 1894

Born at Cobourg Ontario to Bennet and Mary (nee Wellington) Throop


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59983 (temporary number 356)

Ø      Next of kin given as Maria Throop (mother) of Cobourg Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Waiter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Salvation Army

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent


Aug 31, 1915

Admitted to the Risboro Tent Hospital at St Martins Plains with a diagnosis of Gonorrhea


Sep 1, 1915

Transferred to the Cambridge Military Hospital


Sep 2, 1915

Posted to the 21st Battalion Depot Company while in hospital


Sep 11, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 14, 1915

Posted to “D” Company and Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Oct 7, 1915

Received shrapnel wounds to his right thigh while Standing To in the front line trench near Hill 63, which is between Bailleul and Ploegsteert Belgium 

Admitted to the Field Ambulance and then transferred to No 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at Bailleul


Oct 9, 1915

Transferred via No 3 AT (Ambulance Train)


Oct 10, 1915

Admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples 

Surgery performed to remove 2 pieces of shrapnel described as being the size of a 2 shilling coin.  The wound was described as being “foul and dirty”


Oct 15, 1915

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton


Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion while in hospital 

Admitted to the Edmonton Military Hospital 

While here he was struck with a severe bout of Bronchitis






Feb 15, 1916

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Feb 19, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Convalescent Hospital at Uxbridge


Apr 26, 1916

Discharged from hospital restricted to Light Duty


May 3, 1916

On Command to the CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Folkestone


May 4, 1916

Pension Board at Prior Park Bath recommends that he be granted a pension for a period of 6 months on discharge at the rate of $192 per annum.


May 12, 1916

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Liverpool



May 20, 1916

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec  

The Quebec Medical Board makes note of his wounds and of his Bronchial condition and recommends 6 months in a Convalescent Hospital.


May 26, 1916

Arrived at Kingston Ontario and admitted to the Elmhurst Convalescent Home


Jun 11, 1916

Married to Della Thompson at Kingston Ontario


Jul 1, 1916

Shown on the payroll of the Casualty Company for MD #3 at Kingston Ontario


Sep 7, 1916

Medical Board at Kingston notes his wounds and that he walks with a decided limp, and only with the use of a cane.  The Board recommends discharge from the CEF on account of unfitness for service


Oct 7, 1916

Discharged from the Elmhurst Hospital


Oct 24, 1916

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Cobourg Ontario

Ø      Discharged as Medically Unfit


Dec 7, 1917

Medical Board at Cobourg Ontario notes 

Ø      Makes note of shrapnel wounds and of his Bronchitis

Ø      Notes that he is poorly nourished and underweight (5’8” and 130 lbs)

Ø      He works for the Hydro Electric Company reading meters, but has been unable to work since November 1st

Ø      He is married with one child

Ø      He has an aging, dependent mother who is in the Rockwood Mental hospital in Kingston

Ø      His disability is a result of his service at the front

Ø      Due to his current health being as a result of his service, and financial hardship, the Board recommends a 40% Pension for Disability


Apr 21, 1921

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medals sent to him at PO Box 2, James St, Cobourg Ontario




Rember that he walks with a limp and uses a cane!


Jun 13, 1961

Died at the Peterborough Hospital

Norwood-Asphodel Cemetery
Norwood ON


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