Cyril White





Feb 11, 1897

Born at Essex Ontario


Jun 25, 1917

Attested into the 4th Divisional Signal Company, Canadian Engineers, at Windsor Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265901

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles White (father) c/o Imperial Bank, Ingersoll Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Sep 11, 1917

Forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded


Sep 27, 1917

Sentenced to 5 days detention and forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded


Oct 9, 1917

Sentenced to 5 days detention – offence not recorded


Oct 12, 1917

Sentenced to an additional 5 days detention – offence not recorded


Nov 6, 1917

Forfeits 1 day’s pay – offence not recorded


Nov 16, 1917

Sentenced to 3 days detention – offence not recorded


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

TOS the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jan 16, 1918

Admitted to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne Sussex with an infected and ingrown toe nail


Jan 25, 1918

Surgery performed to relieve infection and remove part of right great toe nail


Feb 8, 1918

Discharged to duty


Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 17, 1918

Sent as part of a draft to the PPCLI


Apr 18, 1918

Arrived at 3 CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS the PPCLI


Apr 20, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 21, 1918

Left for Canadian Corps Signal School for instruction


Jun 4, 1918

Sentenced to 7 days FP #1 (Field Punishment No 1) for “Not complying with an order” and “Using improper language to an NCO”


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.”   

It would seem that the sentence of Field Punishment was not carried out in lieu of going to the front


Aug 12, 1918

Admitted to the No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 48 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with Impetigo to legs and feet


Aug 15, 1918

Transferred to #6 General Hospital at Rouen then to the #2 Convalescent Hospital at Rouen


Sep 2, 1918

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for absence of 2 hours


Sep 3, 1918

Discharged to Base


Sep 7, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and assigned to “A” Company (for those recovering from wounds)


Sep 11, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C


Sep 13, 1918

Left for unit


Sep 14, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Oct 12, 1918

Suffered from being gassed and admitted to No 9 CFA then transferred to No 1 CCS


Oct 13, 1918

Transferred via #146 “AT” (Ambulance Transport) to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers


Oct 22, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot


Oct 25, 1918

Transferred to No 12 Convalescent Depot at Aubengue


Nov 3, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Rest Camp


Nov 5, 1918

Arrived at CIBD and posted to “A” Company


Nov 11, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C


Nov 14, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion


Mar 9, 1919

Proceeded to Namur for guard duty


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre 



Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked at Southampton England and proceeded to the Canadian Embarkation Camp at Witley


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged at Kingston Ontario


Feb 6, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him c/o Imperial Bank, Ingersoll Ontario 


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