Frank George Walton


Apr 26, 1895

Born at Birmingham England


Dec 8, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59407 (temporary number 1153)

o       He attested under the false name of Frank Haley

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr William Highman (friend) of 519 Rideau St, Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      After reorganization from 8 Companies to 4 Companies, was assigned to No 11 Platoon, “C” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Aug 2, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Aug 10, 1915

Reported for duty from being AWL


Aug 13, 1915

Forfeits 9 days pay for being AWL


Aug 30, 1915

Affidavit signed and witnessed by civilian Justice of the Peace at Hythe, stating that he attested under a false name and the his true name is Frank George Walton


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone England



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Feb 1, 1916

Attached to the 250th Tunneling Company


Apr 10, 1916

Attached to the 2nd Canadian Tunneling Company


Jun 7, 1916

Attached to the No 1 Canadian Tunneling Company


Jul 14, 1916

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosis of PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), which is a fever


Jul 17, 1916

Discharged to duty from CFA


Nov 27, 1916

Admitted to hospital


Dec 1, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Jan 8, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 26, 1917

Transferred to the 1st Tunneling Company


Jan 27, 1917

Joined the 1st Tunneling Company in the field


Aug 9, 1917

Admitted to No 5 AFA (Australian Field Ambulance), then transferred same day to No 7 General Hospital at St Omer and reported to be dangerously ill, diagnosis NYD (Not Yet Determined)


Aug 12, 1917

Diagnosis changed to read Cerebro Spinal Fever (an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain)


Sep 1, 1917

Struck off dangerously ill list


Sep 25, 1917

Transferred to No 14 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux


Oct 6, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis


Posted to the CERD (Canadian Engineers Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Oct 7, 1917

Admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital at Manchester, also known as the Stepping Hill Military Hospital


Nov 20, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bearwood 

Diagnosis changed to read Spinal Meningitis (an infection of the tissue surrounding the Spinal Chord)


Dec 1, 1917

Returned to duty from hospital 

Granted Sick Leave


Dec 29, 1917

Returned to duty at CERD from sick leave and posted to the CERD Depot Company


Jan 12, 1918

Placed On Command to #1 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton, pending return to Canada


Jan 19, 1918

Ceases to be On Command on returning to Canada 

Embarked the SS Saxonia at Liverpool



Feb 7, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario. 

TOS (Taken On Strength) MD #3 (Military District) and posted to 3rd Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment, Kingston Ontario


Feb 12, 1918

TOS 3rd Battalion Canadian Garrison Regiment, Kingston Ontario


May 5, 1918

Shown on payroll of 3rd Detachment, Canadian Military Police Corps, MD #3, Kingston


Aug 27, 1918

On Command to MD #3 Headquarters


Sep 25, 1918

Posted to 3rd Detachment, Canadian Ordnance Corps, Kingston


Oct 5, 1918

On Command to Headquarters Staff, MD #3, Kingston Ontario


Nov 22, 1918

Admitted to Artillery Park Hospital, Queen St, Kingston with a diagnosis of Syphilis


Jan 22, 1919

Discharged from hospital to duty


Jan 30, 1919

Medical Board at Fort Henry, Kingston notes 

Ø      Next of kin – Mrs R McInness, sister, of 46 Chapel St, New Town Warminster, Wales, England

Ø      Former occupation given as Fireman

Ø      Notes made of previous hospitalizations and illnesses

Ø      Complains of being weak and tired

Ø      Has dizzy spells and headaches in mornings

Ø      Has shortness of breath on exertion

Ø      Unable to do PT (physical training)

Ø      Unable to resume previous occupation

Ø      Board recommends hospital treatment for 6 months


Feb 3, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario as Medically Unfit 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge

o       725 Second Boulevard, Detroit Michigan, USA


Jun 13, 1921

1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Penetang Ontario


Sep 17, 1940

Sworn in for service in Canadian Forces at Ottawa Ontario, number C89194 

Ø      Number C89194

Ø      Next of Kin given as Mrs Jean Elizabeth Walton (wife)


Mar 21, 1944

Discharged from the Canadian Forces as “Services No Longer Required” 

Served in Canada only


Oct 5, 1965

Replacement medals sent to PO Box 153, Lake Shore Rd, Port Hope Ontario



Deceased at Port Hope Ontario

Port Hope Cemetery
Port Hope ON


Below is from the August 1976 issue of the Communiqué, the post war newsletter of the 21st Battalion Association

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