Michael Waldron





Aug 27, 1897

Born at Bonltham England 

Later changed to read Boultham, London, England


May 10, 1917

Attested into the Signal Training Depot at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265436

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss Catherine Waldron (sister) of Lady Grey Hospital Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Address on attestation given as 86 Stewart St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Waiter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


May 15, 1917

Will made out leaving his estate to his sister, Catherine Waldron, Ottawa Ontario


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the CETD on posting to the 7th Reserve Battalion


Feb 15, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 17, 1918

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to PPCLI and proceeded to France


Apr 18, 1918

Arrived at 3rd CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the PPCLI


Apr 20, 1918

Left for CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 21, 1918

Left for Canadian Corps Signal Training School for instruction


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Aug 26, 1918

First reported as Missing After Action, then reported as Killed In Action. 

Buried in the Achicourt Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


Aug 25, 1920

Application made by sister to claim the War Service Gratuity. 

Reply was sent to her c/o JS Waldron, Dept of Justice, Ottawa Ontario which denied the application.  Reason given was that no Separation Allowance was assigned by the soldier.


Dec 30, 1920

Death Scroll sent to brother, Thomas Waldron Esq, Wentworth Ave., Woodroffe Ontario


Jun 8, 1922

British War Medal and Victory medal sent to sister at Lady Grey Hospital, Ottawa Ontario


Jun 30, 1922

Death Plaque sent to Brother at Woodroffe Ontario


Aug 3, 1922

Death Plaque returned.  There is no mention of it being sent out again 


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