John Sylvester Warnock


Feb 10, 1890

Born at Gloucester Ontario to John and Bridget (nee Ryan) Warnock


May 29, 1916

Attested into the 207th Battalion at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 246396

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Annie Scharf (sister) of 165 River Lane, New Edinburgh Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Baker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

The initial training was done at the Rockcliffe Camp near Ottawa Ontario. 


Jan 18, 1917

The Battalion left Ottawa by train for Amherst Nova Scotia for additional training, arriving 2 days later.


May 28, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Even though the Battalion embarked on this date, the ship didn’t sail until June 2nd.


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford


Jun 10, 1917

The Battalion was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford.


Jun 16, 1917

Posted to the 156th Battalion at Witley


Mar 12, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Mar 28, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 29, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 3, 1918

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Calonne Ricouart with a draft of 98 Other Ranks destined for the 21st Battalion


Apr 15, 1918

After leaving the CCRC 2 days earlier, joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the front line trench near the Mercatel Switch.  Pte Warnock would have reported to the rear section, about a mile behind the front line.


Aug 28, 1918

Admitted to No 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a shrapnel wound to his left shoulder.  He was transferred the same day to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment 

The Battalion was advancing on the Sensee River near the Olive Trench and met fierce resistance.  The attack was stalled at this point and the Battalion suffered very heave casualties with almost half the attacking troops being killed, wounded or missing


Aug 29, 1918

Transferred to the No 12 Stationary Hospital, but due the severity of his wounds, was placed aboard the No 23 Ambulance train to be moved


Aug 30, 1918

Admitted to No 22 General Hospital at Camiers from the Ambulance Train


Sep 9, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


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

Admitted to the Essex County Military Hospital at Colchester


Sep 30, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Oct 7, 1918

Discharged from hospital with 10 days sick leave 

On Command to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Seaford


Oct 18, 1918

Reported to the 3rd CCD from leave


Nov 27, 1918

Attached to the EORD Depot Company at Seaford and placed On Command to the 1st CCD at Witley


Mar 29, 1919

TOS the MD #3 Wing at Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


Apr 16, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool



Apr 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa Ontario


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 231896

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Ottawa Ontario


Feb 10, 1920

Married to Agnes Elward at Ottawa Ontario 

Occupation given at time as Baker


Nov 26, 1925

Address changed to read 10 Orchard Ave, Woodroffe Ontario


Nov 29, 1925

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him at 10 Orchard Ave, Woodroffe Ontario



The 1945 Canadian Voter’s list shows him living on Woodland Ave in Nepean Township and his occupation given as Baker



The 1957 Canadian Voter’s list shows him living at 217 Woodland Ave, Ottawa Ontario with his wife and his occupation is listed as Baker


Nov 19, 1961

Died at the Veterans Pavilion, Ottawa Civic Hospital


Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa Ontario 

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