William Henry Tremblett



Jun 21, 1885

Born at Plymouth, Devonshire, England


Aug 14, 1915

Attested into the 35th Battalion at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 405451 (initial number A5145)

Ø      Next of kin given as Bertha May Tremblett (wife) of Milton Heights Ontario

o       Note was also made to notify J Tremblett (father) of 23 Delaney Cr, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 

Even though the Attestation Papers are dated Aug 14 for attestation, he is shown on the pay records for the 36th Regiment from August 16 to August 25, 1915.  He is also shown as being absent for 1½ days during this period. 

On August 26, 1916 he appears on the paylist for the 35th Battalion for the first time.


Oct 14, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal



Oct 25, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England


Dec 17, 1915

Admitted to No 2 Hospital with Influenza


Dec 22, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Apr 1, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and embarked for France


Apr 2, 1916

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Apr 18, 1916

Left 2 CIBD to join unit


Apr 20, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Oct 4, 1916

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a contusion to left shoulder and face


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to No 10 CFA, then transferred to DRS Warloy


Oct 10, 1916

Admitted to No 9 CFA with a shrapnel wound to his face and released to duty


Dec 20, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA with Influenza


Dec 23, 1916

Discharged to duty


Dec 24, 1916

Returned to Battalion from hospital


Dec 26, 1916

Proceeded to Lewis Gun course


Apr 9, 1917

Reported killed in action


Pte WH Tremblett has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France



The British War Medal, Victory Medal, Death Plaque, Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow who had remarried August 31, 1921.  She was then known as Mrs Bertha M Koloff of 22 Shade St, Galt Ontario. 

A Memorial Cross was also sent to his mother, Mrs MA Tremblett at 23 Delaney Cr, Toronto Ontario 



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