Henry Thomas John Twigg





Apr 28, 1896

Born at Kingston Ontario Canada


Apr 23, 1917

Attested into the Signals Training Depot, No 5 Field Company, Canadian Engineers at Kingston (Barriefield), Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265701

Ø      Next of kin given as WA Twigg (father) of 192 Barrie St., Kingston ON

Ø      Previous occupation given as clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic for England



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked in England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineer Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

TOS 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 11, 1918

Posted to the PPCLI (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry) in the field


Apr 12, 1918

TOS PPCLI on arrival at OBD (Overseas Battalion Depot)


Apr 14, 1918

Left for CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CCRC


Jun 5, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion in the field


Jun 6, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 26, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Oct 11, 1918

Wounded with a GSW (gun shot wound) to left hand.  Admitted to 9 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 12, 1918

Admitted to No 4 General Hospital at Camiers France


Oct 16, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege



Oct 17, 1918

TOS to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) on being admitted to hospital at Edmonton Special Surgical Hospital, London.


Jan 3, 1919

Transferred to Woodcote Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jan 13, 1919

Discharged from hospital and placed on Command to 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Witley.


Feb 11, 1919

Proceeded to 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 13, 1919

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and ceases On Command CCD


Mar 12, 1919

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on transfer to MD Wing #3 at Kimmel Park, Rhyl


Mar 23, 1919

SOS to Canada aboard the Empress of Britain



Apr 1, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Issued War Service Badge Class “A”, No. 91697

Ø      British War Medal and Victory medals sent to 192 Barrie St., Kingston ON


Nov 27, 1919

Admitted to the Sydenham Military Hospital in Kingston with complications from his wounded left hand 

-         No indication in the file as to when he was discharged


Jul 12, 1982

Died at Kingston Ontario 


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