Cecil George Boyt Wallis

Sep 5, 1894

Born in London, England to James Boyt and Ann Wallis


Jul 4, 1913

Embarked the SS Virginian in Liverpool


Jul 13, 1913

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Woodville, Ontario

The ship’s manifest lists his occupation as Butcher


Mar 31, 1916

Attested into the 109th Battalion CEF in Woodville, Ontario

Ø  Number 724199

Ø  Next of kin given as James Boyt Wallis, 104 North Hill, Highgate, London, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

In the spring of 1916, the 109th Battalion moved to Camp Borden near Barrie, Ontario for advanced training


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the Bordon Camp, near Longmoor, Hampshire


Aug 16, 1916

The battalion moved to Bramshott to continue training


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 917 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 22, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Wallis joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay, France


Nov 12, 1916

Attached to the 4th Field Company, Canadian Engineers for duty


Dec 18, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Calonne, France from the Canadian Engineers


Jan 17, 1917

The 21st Battalion participated in a large trench raid on the German lines west of the town of Lens, France.  The battalion suffered 73 casualties, including 11 men killed.  Private Cecil George Boyt Wallis was one of those killed in that action.  He was buried a short time later in the Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.


Following the war, the British War Medal (shown below), Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Ann Wallis, 104 North Hill, Highgate, London, England

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. J.B. Wallis, at the same addresss. 

If you know the location of his Victory Medal, Memorial Cross, or the Plaque, please contact the webmaster to enquire about reuniting his medals in one place


Cecil George Boyt Wallis is honoured on the War Memorial in Woodville, Ontario




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