William George Weekes Wyatt

Sep 18, 1883

Born in Plymouth, England to William Robert and Ann (nee Weekes) Wyatt


Mar 4, 1906

Married to Edith Florence Jane Weekes in Southwark, London, England


Mar 16, 1910

Embarked the SS Lake Champlain in Liverpool, England



Mar 27, 1910

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Jul 29, 1910

William’s wife Edith, embarked the SS Empress of Ireland in Liverpool, England with their 2 children, Reginald and Lily



Aug 4, 1910

Edith disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario to join her husband


Aug 3, 1915

Attested into the 83rd Battalion CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Number 171965

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Florence Wyatt, wife, 21 Erie Terrace (renamed Craven St), Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Concrete Finisher

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Initial training was carried out at the Niagara Camp, Niagara-on-the-Lake from August 1915 to April 25, 1916 when the battalion moved to the Riverdale Barracks in Toronto


Apr 28, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



May 7, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe to continue training.


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the 12th Reserve Battalion in Tidworth


Oct 4, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 5, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 132 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 14, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Wyatt joined the 21st Battalion resting in Divion, France


Nov 15, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 2, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jul 5, 1918

Medical Board changed Private Wyatt’s medical category to B1, meaning that he was no longer fit for combat duty but capable of employment behind the lines with units like forestry and railway troops

Transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool


Jul 19, 1918

Transferred to the 2nd CIWB (Canadian Infantry Works Battalion) near Carency, France


Sep 13, 1918

Transferred to the newly formed 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company near Thélus, France


Nov 22, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England


Dec 16, 1918

Transferred to the General Depot in Witley, England


Jan 9, 1919

Attached to the Segregation Camp in Rhyl pending return to Canada


Feb 19, 1919

Embarked the SS Scotian in Liverpool



Mar 1, 1919

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Mar 3, 1919

Granted leave until March 17, 1919


Mar 28, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 234738

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 21 Erie Terrace (renamed Craven St.), Toronto, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 21 Erie Terrace (renamed Craven St.), Toronto, Ontario


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