George Walton


Sep 12, 1893

Born at Sheffield England


Mar 1, 1916

Attested into the 164th Battalion at Orangeville Ontario 

Ø      Number 663519

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Beatrice Walton (mother) of 17 Parliament St, Sheffield England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farm Hand

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jul 6, 1916

Battalion moved from Orangeville to Camp Borden Ontario by train


Shown above, on right, with an unknown soldier at Camp Borden


Oct 16, 1916

Battalion marched to Hamilton Ontario, with the march being completed November 2, 1916, marching 153 miles in 17 days


Jan 3, 1917

Sentenced to 3 days detention for being AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Jan 19, 1917

The ladies of Halton and Dufferin Counties presented the Battalion with their Colours at the Hamilton Armouries


Mar 3, 1917

Will made out leaving estate to Miss Elsie Walton (sister) of 41 Hall Road, Hansworth Sheffield England


Apr 10, 1917

Embarked the RMS Carpathia at Halifax Nova Scotia



Apr 22, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Otterpool, near Shorncliffe


Apr 23, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) 2nd Reserve Battalion at East Sandling, near Hythe, Kent


May 27, 1917

TOS 164th Battalion at Witley


Jul 30, 1917

Admitted to Canadian Military Hospital at Bramshott with a diagnosis of VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Oct 19, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Mar 8, 1918

Attached to 119th Battalion at Witley


Mar 19, 1918

Attached to 125th Battalion at Witley


Mar 28, 1918

Ceases to be attached and returned to 164th Battalion


Mar 29, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 30, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Apr 3, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


Apr 13, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the front line trench near Wailly and the War Diary makes note of a draft of 20 Ors arriving (Ordinary Ranks ie Ptes)


Apr 25, 1918

Wounded in right arm by shrapnel and admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred same day to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) 

Surgery performed to remove shrapnel and a later medical report states that several tendons were severed and use of hand and fingers was lost, along with a fractured ulna in right arm


Apr 26, 1918

Transferred via No 2 AT (Ambulance Transport)


Apr 27, 1918

Admitted to 11 Stationary Hospital at Rouen


Apr 30, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Grantully Castle


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


May 1, 1918

Admitted to Fulham Military Hospital at Hammersmith, SW London


May 27, 1918

Transferred to Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jul 10, 1918

Transferred to Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Buxton


Aug 10, 1918

Surgery performed to repair tendon and nerve damage


Sep 9, 1918

Surgery performed to reconnect tendons in right arm


Nov 5, 1918

Transferred to No 5 General Hospital at Kirkdale, London


Nov 26, 1918

Embarked the Araguaya at Liverpool



Dec 7, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto Ontario


Dec 10, 1918

Admitted to Whitby Ontario Military Hospital 

Is only able to flex fingers about ¾ and cannot close hand to make a fist and grip is weak 

Granted leave with subsistence until January 3, 1919


Mar 18, 1919

Medical Board at Whitby recommends that he be employed in light Carpentry work and “gym work”


Mar 20, 1919

Discharged from hospital and posted to the Casualty Company at the Park School


Mar 25, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 85983

Ø      Discharged as Medically Unfit

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Camilla Ontario

Ø      Entitled to 1 Gold Stripe


Jul 12, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Camilla Ontario


Feb 28, 1923 Married to Jessie Shepherd at Camilla Ontario


Aug 15, 1959



Photos of George Walton and his certificate are courtesy of Carl Black
Thank you Carl

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