Eugene Wesley Harwood Vollick

Dec 30, 1893

Born in Madoc, Ontario to Morris Harvey and Helen Mary (nee Bulpit) Vollick


Jan 10, 1914

Married to Gertrude Lavender in Madoc, Ontario


Jan 17, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion in Madoc, Ontario


Ø  Number 636372

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Clara Gertrude Vollick, wife, Madoc, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Miner

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

The Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area.


Oct 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott


Dec 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6,1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 147 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jan 16, 1917

Transferred to the 14th CMGC (Canadian Machine Gun Company) without physically joining the 21st Battalion


Aug 8, 1917

While in the front lines west of Lens, France, Private Vollick received wounds to his left leg, thigh and scalp.  He was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Aug 10, 1917

Transferred to the No. 22 General Hospital in Camiers, France


Aug 28, 1917

Discharged to duty with the base depot from hospital


Mar 1, 1918

Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps and posted to No. 1 Company


May 1, 1918

While tending to the horses, Private Vollick was kicked by a horse and required medical attention


May 4, 1918

Admitted to the 1st Australian General Hospital in Rouen, France with bruising to his back from being kicked by a horse


May 7, 1918

Transferred to the No. 2 Canadian Convalescent Depot in Rouen


May 8, 1918

Discharged to duty with the reinforcement camp in Etaples from the convalescent depot


Jan 12, 1919

Admitted to the No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station with a diagnosis that reads VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Jan 20, 1919

Transferred to the No. 7 General Hospital in Wimereux, France


Feb 7, 1919

Transferred to the No. 14 Stationary Hospital


Feb 16, 1919

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital in the Cooden Camp, Bexhill

Transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


Mar 11, 1919

Discharged to duty with the Machine Gun Training Depot in Seaford


Apr 8, 1919

Transferred to Military District No. 1, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


May 2, 1919

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Glasgow, Scotland



May 13, 1919

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to London, Ontario


May 15, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in London, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 260668

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Madoc, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Madoc, Ontario

Wesley Vollick volunteered to serve again in WW2 with the Veterans Guard of Canada.  This photo was taken in front of the Madoc Armoury



Aug 30, 1965

Eugene Wesley Harwood Vollick died while a patient of the St. Mary’s Hospital, Kingston, Ontario and was buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Madoc, Ontario



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