Noah Wheeler

Aug 4, 1898

Born in Sulphide, Ontario to John J. and Mary Jane (nee Hinds) Wheeler


Jan 24, 1917

Attested into the 254th Battalion CEF in Tweed, Ontario

Ø  Number 1093282

Ø  Next of kin given as John Wheeler, father, Actinolite, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

The battalion trained in the Belleville area


May 29, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford where it was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jun 24, 1917

Admitted to the Ravenscroft Hospital in London, with a diagnosis that reads Measles


Jun 25, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Military Hospital in Eastbourne


Jul 8, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Nov 14, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 19 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Nov 17, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart, France


Dec 2, 1917

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Wheeler joined the 21st Battalion resting in the Suburban Camp near Villers au Bois, France


Mar 4, 1918

While the battalion was deployed in the front line trench near Lens, France, the Germans mounted a large scale trench raid using artillery, flame throwers and storm troopers.  Private Wheeler received a total of 11 shrapnel wounds to his legs, hands and feet.  He was evacuated to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) where surgery was performed to remove some of the shrapnel and dress his wounds.


Mar 5, 1918

Transferred via the No. 35 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 4 General Hospital in Dannes Camiers, France where additional surgery was performed to remove shrapnel


Mar 18, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Warden House Auxiliary Hospital in Deal, Kent

Transferred to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regiment Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Apr 10, 1918

Transferred to the Military Hospital in Shorncliffe


Apr 12, 1918

Transferred to the No. 11 Canadian General Hospital in Shorncliffe


Jun 4, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom to continue his recovery and PT (Physical Training)


Jun 17, 1918

While exercising, Private Wheeler sprained his ankle and was placed on restricted activity for 4 days


Jul 17, 1918

Attached to the No. 3 CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for convalescence


Sep 12, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 3, 1918

Attached to Military District #3 Wing in Rhyl pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic in Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jan 20, 1919

Posted to the Casualty Company, Military District No. 3 in Kingston


Jan 21, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence until February 3, 1919


Feb 5, 1919

Admitted to the Queen’s University Military Hospital in Kingston for treatment of his shrapnel wounds


Feb 13, 1919

Additional surgery performed to remove more shrapnel from his right foot


Mar 12, 1919

Discharged to duty with the casualty company


Mar 15, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90629

Ø  War Service Badge Class “C” issued C55244

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Actinolite, Ontario

Following the war, the British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at Actinolite, Ontario


Sep 16, 1932

Married to Eleanor Crabtree in Timiskaming, Ontario

He listed his religion as Methodist


May 2, 1945

Listed on the 1945 voter’s list as living in Bourkes, Ontario (near Kirkland Lake) and his occupation is shown as Farmer


May 20, 1949

Listed on the 1949 voter’s list as living in Bourkes, Ontario and his occupation is shown as Farmer

Noah Wheeler died in 1950 and was buried in the Kirkland Lake Cemetery, Kirkland Lake, Ontario



Noah Wheeler’s Victory Medal
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