John Wylie



Nov 2, 1883

Born at Hamilton Scotland


May 2, 1903

Embarked the SS Sardinian at Glasgow Scotland



May 13, 1903

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec


May 27, 1904

Married to Margaret Mclean at Galt Ontario


Jan 22, 1915

Attested into the 34th Battalion at Galt Ontario 

Ø      Number 402226 (Initially the number was A2226, but the letter “A” was dropped and the “40” added)

Ø      Next of kin given as Margaret Wylie (wife) of 51 Berkeley St, Galt Ontario

o       Galt Ontario was later amalgamated into the City of Cambridge Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 6 months with the 29th Waterloo Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Aug 17, 1915

Embarked the SS Hesperian as part of the 34th Battalion 2nd Reinforcing Draft at Montreal Quebec



Aug 27, 1915

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Shorncliffe Camp 

TOS (Taken On Strength) of the 9th Battalion at Shorncliffe


Jan 19, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jan 20, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Feb 2, 1916

Left the CBD to join the 21st Battalion


Feb 3, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The 21st Battalion was in the N & O front line trenches, but it is most likely that Pte Wylie joined the rear party, a mile or 2 behind that line.  It is probable that he joined the main part of the Battalion on February 8th when the Battalion was relieved from the front line


Jun 15, 1916

Wounded by shrapnel to right shoulder.  Below is from the Battalion's War Diary



Jun 16, 1916

Admitted to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Boulogne


Jun 22, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis


Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Jun 23, 1916

Transferred to the No 2 Northern General Hospital at Becketts Park Leeds


Jul 7, 1916

Transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Bushey Park, Hampstead Heath


Jul 9, 1916

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Aug 13, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at the West Sandling Camp


Sep 18, 1916

TOS the CCAC and Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Monks Horton for 4 weeks of Physical Training


Mar 10, 1917

TOS the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Jun 21, 1917

Ceases to be Attached and is TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Aug 15, 1917

Granted permission to wear the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 6, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 7, 1917

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


Dec 11, 1917

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 14, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the front line trenches along the Winnipeg Road in the Acheville Section


May 28, 1918

Promoted to rank of Corporal to replace Cpl O’Rorke 636090, who had been invalided to England


Aug 6, 1918

Wounded in his right eye by shrapnel from an enemy shell and admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and immediately transferred to No 5 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  Later that night he was transferred via No 26 AT (Ambulance Train).  The wound was later described as being on the eyebrow.


Aug 7, 1918

Admitted to No 5 General Hospital


Aug 24, 1918

Discharged from hospital to Base Details


Aug 27, 1918

Promoted to rank of Sergeant to replace Sgt WA Glover 636120, who had been Killed in Action.  His Corporal’s position was filled by newly promoted Cpl GA Foulds 633215


Aug 31, 1918

Arrived at 2 CIBD and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Oct 9, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C


Oct 13, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion had just moved into billets at Eswars


Nov 20, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 15, 1918

Rejoined the Battalion at Siegburg Germany from leave


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre France

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

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


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277537

Ø      Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 9 Francis St, Galt Ontario


May 10, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him at 9 Francis St, Galt Ontario


Oct 5, 1921

His Will was returned to him at 9 Francis St, Galt Ontario


Nov 6, 1967

Died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt Ontario

Galt Cemetery
Cambridge ON

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