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Powley, Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Bruce, Officer Commanding


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 25, 1876

Date Joined: June 3 1916

Occupation on Joining: Broker

Active with Militia: 88th Victoria Fusiliers

Previous Service: 30th Battalion, CEF, 7th Battalion, CEF, In France, May 1 to Oct 9, 1915.

"His first military service was with the 14th Prince of Wales Own Rifles, Kingston, Ontario. He entered this regiment as a private and served for four years, rising from the ranks to the N.C.O., rank of Sergeant. He next was with the 101st Regiment, Edmonton Fusiliers, which he entered with a lieutenant's commission. While here he qualified for a captain's rank at the Osborne School of Instruction, near Winnipeg. Coming to Victoria, he joined the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers, when that establishment was launched. He was a company commander with the rank of captain.

He served through the coal miners' strike at Nanaimo and in other Island districts. When the war broke out he was detailed to guard the Bamfield station with a detachment of 56 men.

Entering the 30th Battalion, C.E.F., he was placed in command of No. 1 Company and left for England with that unit on February 14, 1915. In the Old Country he was granted his majority. With that rank he was drafted into the 7th Battalion, C.E.F., in May and on the 24th of that month was wounded at Festubert, being invalided to England. He returned to the 7th again early in July and remained on duty until October 6, when his name again appeared in the casualty list.

After treatment, he was granted two months' leave of absence with permission to visit Canada. Later he was granted three months more leave, but while enjoying this respite from active service at his home here, he was appointed to command the bantam battalion, with the organization of which he is now engaged." (DC,25Jan16P5)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Tayler, Major William Fothergill Cooke, Senior Major


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Mar 1, 1868

Date Joined: March 11 1916

Occupation on Joining: Retired, Indian Army

Active with Militia: 88th Regiment

Previous Service: 1 1/2 yrs 1st East Surrey, 18 1/2 years Indian Army.

He is a graduate of the Royal Military college, Sandhurst. After a period of service in the imperial forces he transferred to the Indian service. He served with the Tochi Valley field force in 1897, for which he received the India medal and clasp.

After twenty years' service he retired from the imperial army and came to Canada.

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  Struck off Strength, letter 12 June 1917, May 31 1917

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Gore-Langton, Major Norman Eric, Officer Commanding No. 4 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: July 22, 1886

Date Joined: May 25 1916

Occupation on Joining: Rancher

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: "He was with the 6th Dragoon Guards for seven years, from 1904 to 1910, and retired on account of ill health.

After taking up his residence on Vancouver Island some years ago, he regained his health and has welcomed the opportunity thus presenting itself to enter active service." (DC,25Jan16P5)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Wollaston, Major Frederic , Officer Commanding No. 3 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Apr 6, 1872

Date Joined: January 28 1917

Occupation on Joining: Civil and Mining Engineer & Surveyor

Active with Militia: 88th Victoria Fusiliers

Previous Service: Major Wollaston served throughout the South Africa campaign with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, receiving Queens [South Africa] medal and 3 clasps.

On the outbreak of the present war he joined the 88th Fusiliers and was one of the officers selected for attachment to the 30th Battalion under Colonel Hall. He subsequently went to France with the draft of four hundred men taken over by Colonel Bruce Powley. He was wounded in the neighborhood of Ypres, and after five months in hospital he returned to Canada on leave.

He joined the Bantams on its authorization and was given command of No. 3 Company with the rank of Major.(VDT9JAN1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  Depot, Canadian Railway Troops, Purfleet, March 14 1917

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Reid, Capt. James Maxwell, Officer Commanding No. 2 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 22, 1889

Date Joined: March 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Law Student

Active with Militia: 72nd Gordon Highlanders of Canada

Previous Service: 2yrs Active Militia, 1 yr 16th Battalion, CEF

Capt. Reid was formerly with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders during the strikes in Nanaimo.

On the outbreak of war he was selected as one of the officers to go with the first draft of the 16th [Battalion], with which unit he went to France. He was wounded in the arm at Festubert on the 19th May [1915]. He was invalided to England, returning to Canada in August, 1915. After recovery he received his appointment with the 143rd.(VDT9JAN1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Smith, Capt. Joseph Gordon, Officer Commanding No. 1 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Aug 16, 1875

Date Joined: March 13 1916

Occupation on Joining: Statistician

Active with Militia: Retired, 5th Regiment C.G.A.

Previous Service: Lieut., 5th Regiment, C.G.A., 1909-1915.

Capt. Smith served in the Russo-Japanese war in the capacity of war correspondent for the London Morning Post. He was decorated by the Japanese government with the order of the Rising Sun, sixth class, for special services during the campaign, and also received the general service medal.

He served as artillery officer in the C. G. A. from 1909 to 1914. On the retirement of Captain Shaw through ill health he was appointed to the command of No. 1 Company.

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Lindsell, Capt. Gerald Charles Huntingdon, Adjutant


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1883

Date Joined: March 3 1916

Occupation on Joining: Gentleman

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: He graduated from the Royal Military college, Sandhurst, England in 1901. He joined the second battalion Lincolnshire Regiment at Barberton, South Africa, in January, 1902. Served with the armies in South Africa until March, 1904. Returned with the battalion to England, serving at Hounslow and the Tower of London.

Posted to the 1st Battalion at Secunderabad in India. Went to Bangalore in 1904 and qualified for Mounted Infantry work. Returned to headquarters and afterwards went to Poona and qualified for the instructorship of gymnastics and swordsmanship at the central gymnasium. Subsequently rejoined the battalion at Kamptee, central province, in the spring of 1906 and served there till the summer of 1907.

Resigned his commission to come to British Columbia and joined the Bantams on the date of mobilization and appointed to the rank of Adjutant on Aug 15, 1916. (Victoria Daily Times 9jan17)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, 29-May-1917,

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Kennedy, Capt. Hugh , 2nd in Command, No. 2 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Feb 16, 1872

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Office Manager

Active with Militia: 5th Regiment, C.G.A.

Previous Service: Lieut, 67th Battalion, 5 months.

Capt. Kennedy is special instructor in the art of musketry. (VDT9JAN1916)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Greenhill, Capt. John Alexander, 2nd in Command, No. 4 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Oct 19, 1885

Date Joined: May 23 1916

Occupation on Joining: Fire Insurance Manager

Active with Militia: Corps of G's

Previous Service:

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, 29-May-1917,

    Wounded, September 3 1918, place unknown

Notes: He was a well known Victoria businessman. (DC,25Jan16P5)


 

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Colgate, Capt. Sidney , 2nd in Command, No. 3 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Apr 14, 1881

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Broker

Active with Militia: 5th Regiment, C.G.A.

Previous Service:

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, Date unknown,

    Wounded Read the story here., August 27 1917, Cite Des Garenns

Notes: Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 7Oct16P5, Grenade Instructor, Victoria, DC28Nov16P5


 

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White, Capt. William , Paymaster


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Apr 29, 1856

Date Joined: May 5 1916

Occupation on Joining: Barrister at Law

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Capt. White is a veteran of the Riel Rebellion. As he was only 15 years of age when volunteering to take a hand in that trouble, he still is comparatively young in years and physical well-being and is looking forward to the discharge of his future duties with enthusiasm. (DCFeb16).

Captain White served as transport officer to the Battleford column in the Northwest Field Force through the Riel rebellion in 1885. Received the [North West Canada] Riel medal. (Victoria Daily Times, 9Jan1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  

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Cox, Capt. William John, Quartermaster


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Apr 10, 1878

Date Joined: September 5 1915

Occupation on Joining: Estate Agent

Active with Militia: None

Previous Service: 4months, Private, 67th Battalion

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Ingram, Capt. Robert , Medical Officer


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 20, 1878

Date Joined: October 23 1916

Occupation on Joining: Physician-Surgeon

Active with Militia: Canadian Army Medical Corp

Previous Service: 13 months with Royal Army Medical Corp, served with a British medical unit in France and Flanders during the present war. (VDT9Jan17)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Hinchcliffe, Hon.-Capt. Joshua , Chaplain


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth:

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining:

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Appointment as Chaplain, December 1916 DC2dec1916p5


 

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Norrington, Capt. Oswald Frances Drury, 2nd in Command, No. 1 Company


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Apr 2, 1874

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Civil Engineer

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: Lieut, 3rd Essex Regt, Served in Africa, 1900-1908, served in South Africa in the 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment(Territorials). He received the Queen's[South Africa] medal with four clasps.

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, 29-May-1917

Classified "P.B. for Duration of War", transferred to England and POSTED to Western Ontario Regt. Depot, 25-May-1918,

Notes: Formerly employed with the Water Branch, Province of BC at Okanagan.(DC10Mar16P5) Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 7Oct16P5


 

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Benson, Lieut. James Cyril Harding, Platoon Commander, No. 9 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jan 20, 1877

Date Joined: March 1 1916

Occupation on Joining: Farmer

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: Lieut, 4 yrs, in VIII Princess Louise Hussars, New Brunswick from 1906 to 1910 (VDT9Jan1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Bush, Lieut. Herbert Joseph, Platoon Commander, No. 9 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Aug 15, 1887

Date Joined: March 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Student at Law

Active with Militia: 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Previous Service: Was formerly with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders, Vancouver for 8 months (DC,25Jan16P5)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes:


 

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Meredith, Lieut. Robert Ellaby, Machine Gun Officer


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jan 12, 1892

Date Joined: March 16 1916

Occupation on Joining: Gentleman

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: 4yrs, a Sig 5th C. G. A.,
1 yr, a Corp, 50th Reg Gordon Highlanders,
8 months, a Corp, 30th Battalion, CEF,
5 months a Corp, 16th Battalion, Canadian Scottish

"He left Victoria with one of the original drafts from the 50th Regiment, Gordon Highlanders. He was in action on the Continent from Feb 1915 to December 1915 with the 16th Canadian Scottish Battalion. He was wounded at Festubert on May 24th, 1915, was invalided to England and subsequently returned home. (DC,25Jan16P5)(vdt9jan1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

    Wounded, March 24 1915, Festubert

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MacDonald, Capt. Stanley Albert Emil, Platoon Commander, No. 9 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 28, 1878

Date Joined: May 26 1916

Occupation on Joining: Farmer

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: 5th Imperial Yeomanry, 19 months, South Africa, holds the Queens Medal with five clasps.

6 months, Victoria, 2nd Squad, B.C.H., 3 months, 88th Battalion, CEF

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 23Nov16P5


 

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Bridgewater, Capt. Conyers , Platoon Commander, No. 1 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: April 11, 1881

Date Joined: March 13 1916

Occupation on Joining: Barrister in Land Registry, Victoria

Active with Militia: 68th Regiment, Earl Grey's Own Rifles

Previous Service: 5 years in Haileybury Officers Training Corps in England from 1895 to 1900 (VDT9JAN1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 7Oct16P5, Grenade Instructor, Victoria, DC28Nov16P5


 

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Kerr, Capt. James Harry, Platoon Commander, No. 10 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jun 26, 1891

Date Joined: September 1 1916

Occupation on Joining: Accountant

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: 88th Battalion, 50th Gordon Highlanders, 11th CMR

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes:


 

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McGill, Capt. Leonard Sydney, Platoon Commander, No. 3 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 5, 1890

Date Joined: March 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Barrister

Active with Militia: 6th Regiment, D.C.O.R

Previous Service: In ranks of 62nd Battalion, CEF, from Sep 1, 1915 to Jan 11, 1916

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 7Oct16P5


 

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Thwaites, Lieut. Basil Champion, Platoon Commander, No. 2 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: May 3, 1879

Date Joined: March 13 1916

Occupation on Joining: Civil Servant

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Lieut. Thwaites served with Paget's Horse in South Africa, 1900 to 1902 and received the Queen's[South Africa] medal and five clasps.(VDT9JAN1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia) - 23 Mar 1917; 7th Battalion CEF - August 1917, .

    Killed in Action, November 10 1917, Passchendaele

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Duncan, Capt. William Wallace, Platoon Commander, No. 11 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 8, 1877

Date Joined: March 21 1916

Occupation on Joining: Gentleman

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: 50th Gordon Highlanders, Private, Mar 1915 to Mar 1916

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  Depot, Canadian Railway Troops, Purfleet, March 14 1917

Notes: Promoted to Captain, Victoria, DC 23Nov16P5


 

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Julier, Lieut. Albert James, Platoon Commander, No. 14 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Feb 13, 1878

Date Joined: March 16 1916

Occupation on Joining: Surveyor

Active with Militia: 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, BC

Previous Service:

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Surveyor in Victoria, BC (DC,25Jan16P5)


 

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Forrest, Lieut. James Gordon, Platoon Commander, No. 12 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 6, 1889

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Draughtsman

Active with Militia: 50th Gordon Highlanders of Canada

Previous Service: Cpl, 88th Victoria Fusiliers, 1913-1915

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, 29-May-1917

Transferred to 10th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 14-Jul-1918,

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Evans, Lieut. Stephen James Douglas, Platoon Commander, No. 15 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 10, 1892

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Civil Engineer

Active with Militia: Corps of Guides

Previous Service: 2 yrs, 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment,
18 months, Staffordshire Yeomanry,
6 months, Corps of Guides,
11 months, 11th O.S.C.M.R., CEF

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), 23-Mar-1917

47th Battalion, CEF, 29-May-1917,

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Ely, Lieut. Robert Frederick, Platoon Commander, No. 16 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1892

Date Joined: March 17 1916

Occupation on Joining: Student at Law

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: 3 yrs with 88th Victoria Fusiliers,
8 mon. with 102nd, Rocky Mountain Rangers

Left Battalion: Sent to England with draft of officers., September 16 1916

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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Hewitt, Lieut. James Thomas, Platoon Commander, No. 6 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: July 8, 1881

Date Joined: March 22 2016

Occupation on Joining: Journalist

Active with Militia: 72nd Regt, S.H.A.C.

Previous Service: 5 months, 67th Battalion, CEF

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Well known as a newspaperman, and one time member of the staff of The Colonist. When the war called, Lt. Hewitt was sporting editor of The Vancouver Province, and he enlisted in the 67th Battalion, Western Scots, and advanced during his term of service with that battalion to the post of sergeant of the machine gun section, and resigned to take a commission with the Bantams. He is now stationed at Vancouver being on the staff of Capt. J. M. Reid in the recruiting office of the Bantams. (DC2Mar16P5)


 

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Noble, Lieut. William , Platoon Commander, No. 7 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Oct 15, 1881

Date Joined: December 3 1916

Occupation on Joining: Accountant

Active with Militia: 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, BC

Previous Service: Lieut. Noble served in the United States Army in the Philippies from 1899 to 1901.

He served with the 7th Battalion CEF during the present was and was wounded at Festubert. (VDT9JAN1917)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  Depot, Canadian Railway Troops, Purfleet, March 14 1917

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Johns, Lieut. John Collard McKelcan, Platoon Commander, No. 4 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 29,1872

Date Joined: ----

Occupation on Joining: Rancher

Active with Militia: 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse, "B" Battery, Oregon Volunteers, USA, "C" Battery, R.C.F.A. S.A. Boer War

Previous Service: "Capt. Johns has his first military experience with the 22nd Light Horse.

He was in the Boer War with "C" Battery and holds the Queen's Medal with clasps.

He also served in the Spanish American War." (DC,25Jan16P5)

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

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LeMessurier, Lieut. Ernest , Platoon Commander, No. 8 Platoon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Oct 7, 1894

Date Joined: November 1 1916

Occupation on Joining: Commercial Artist

Active with Militia: 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada

Previous Service:

Arrived in England with the 143rd: February 27 1917

Transferred to:

  24th Reserve Battalion, (British Columbia), March 23 1917

Notes: Lastname and photograph in Daily Colonist group picture 17Dec1916 Page 27


 

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Roaf, Major John Hamilton


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 31, 1877

Date Joined: January 1 1916

Occupation on Joining: Hardware Merchant

Active with Militia: 6th Regiment, D.C.O.R

Previous Service: Formerly of the Corps of Guides, who is well known in local military circles.

Since the outbreak of the war he has been attached to the headquarters staff at Work Point. (DC,13Feb16P5)

Left Battalion: Transferred to No. 4 Tunneling Company, March 15 1916

Transferred to:

  

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Shaw, Capt. George Edward


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Nov 5, 1886

Date Joined: May 20 1916

Occupation on Joining: Fruit Grower

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: 3 1/2 yrs, N.I.Y., 2 years, 88th Victoria Fusiliers, 16 months, 7th Battalion

"He was a lieutenant under Colonel Powley in the 88th Victoria Fusiliers. He served through the trouble in the coal mine districts. Shortly after the outbreak of the war he was detailed to home guard duty at Bamfield.

He then went overseas and was drafted into the 7th Battalion. He was wounded at Festubert and was invalided to England.

Subsequently he was granted sick leave and has been recupertaing at his home at Mount Newton, being now fully recovered. (DC,25Jan16P5)

Left Battalion: Retired due to ill health, (December) 1916. (VDT9JAN1917), date unknown

Transferred to:

  

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Raynor, Capt. Melbourne , Medical Officer


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Nov 11, 1879

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Physician-Surgeon

Active with Militia: Canadian Army Medical Corp

Previous Service:

Left Battalion: Resigned from Battalion, October 23 1916

Transferred to:

  

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Mavor, Lieut. James


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 25, 1874

Date Joined: September 2 1916

Occupation on Joining: Clerk

Active with Militia: 50th Gordon Highlanders of Canada

Previous Service:

Transferred to:

  2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, March 10 1917

    Wounded, April 9 1917, Vimy Ridge(attack)

    Wounded, October 30 1917, Passchendaele

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Dewolf, Lieut. Tempest Carrol McPherson St Etienne


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth:

Date Joined: no file

Occupation on Joining: no file

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Was formerly with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders, Vancouver (DC,25Jan16P5)

Left Battalion: Sent to England with draft of officers., September 16 1916

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Campbell, Lieut. Ernest Edward


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Mar 18, 1884

Date Joined: March 16 1916

Occupation on Joining: Accountant

Active with Militia: 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers

Previous Service: Was with the 101st Regiment, Edmonton Fusiliers. For three years he was a private in the 5th Volunteer Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.(DC,25Jan16P5)

Transferred to:

  

Notes: E. A. Campbell of the 143rd was permitted to resign his appointment (DC19Sep1916P8)


 

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Lineham, Lieut. Albert


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Mar 29, 1885

Date Joined: May 22 1916

Occupation on Joining: Gentleman

Active with Militia: 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, BC

Previous Service: 5 months with Machine Gun ??? 67th Western Scots (DC,13Feb16P5)

Left Battalion: Sent to England with draft of officers., September 16 1916

Transferred to:

  102nd Battalion, "Wardens Warriors", February 18 1917

    Died of Wounds, April 10 1917, Vimy Ridge

Notes: "He has a wide circle of acquaintances here, having been identifierd with the old firm of Messrs. Grant & Lineham, one of the members of which is his brother, Mr. Arthur Lineham, now manager of the Vancouver News-Advertiser." (DC,13Feb16P5)
Lieut. Albert Lineham died of wounds received at the front. Read more here.
Information on CWGC gravesite listing.

"Son of Francis R. and the late Eliza Lineham, of Newark, Notts, England. Served with 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, British Columbia and previously five months with the 67th Western Scots. April 9, 1917 Lt. Lineham was with the 102nd Battalion during the attack on Vimy Ridge. Lt. Lineham was mortally wounded in the attack, and died the following day. He was one of six officers of the 102nd Battalion to die in the attack, four were killed outright and two others (including Lt. Lineham) died of their wounds by the next day. His death is recorded in the 102nd Battalion's War Diary. His Memorial Cross still exists." Sourcewww.canadiangreatwarproject.com


 

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Peck, Lieut. Gains LaForest


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Aug 25, 1875

Date Joined: March 16 1916

Occupation on Joining: Civil Engineer

Active with Militia: 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, BC

Previous Service:

Left Battalion: Transferred to the 239th Battalion, CEF, August 23 1916

Transferred to:

  

Notes: G. L. Pack of the 143rd was permitted to resign his appointment (DC19Sep1916P8)


 

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Picken, Lieut. David Frost


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jul 31, 1893

Date Joined: April 7 1916

Occupation on Joining: Civil Engineer

Active with Militia: 68th Earl Grey's Own Rifles, Prince Rupert, BC

Previous Service: Corps of Guides

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Gray, Lieut. John Herbert


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 10, 1880

Date Joined: May 23 1916

Occupation on Joining: Farmer

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: ??? Rifles, East Kent Yeomanry, Northumberland Yeomanry, South Africa Campaign

Transferred to:

  

Notes: RESIGNED: Permittedto resign his provisional appointment effective June 15, 1916 (DC9Jul16P14)


 

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Blair, Lieut. A G


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth:

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining:

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Drost, Lieut. Herbert Mason


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Nov 19, 1892

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining: Student at Law

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Left Battalion: Transferred to the 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada, February 17 1917

Transferred to:

  

Notes: Attached for summer training 1916


 

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Gilbert, Lieut.


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth:

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining:

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Left Battalion: Temporary Appointment 1 to 24 Nove 1916, probably returned to 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers,

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Hanna, Lieut. Donald Bertram


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Nov 9, 1898

Date Joined: September 13 1916

Occupation on Joining: Student

Active with Militia: 50th Regiment

Previous Service: 3 months in 5th Regiment, CGA

Left Battalion: Sent to England with draft of officers., September 16 1916

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Southin, Lieut. John William


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 28, 1896

Date Joined: September 11 1916

Occupation on Joining: Mechanical Engineer

Active with Militia: 88th Victoria Fusiliers

Previous Service: 1 1/2 yrs, 3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada

Left Battalion: Sent to England with draft of officers., September 16 1916

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Stevenson, Lieut. George


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Oct 23, 1886

Date Joined: February 14 2016

Occupation on Joining: Engineer

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Clark, Lieut. George


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jul 18, 1878

Date Joined: February 2 1916

Occupation on Joining: Railway Engineer

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Promoted from ranks.

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Gooding, Lieut. Henry George


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Feb 13, 1884

Date Joined: July 21 1915

Occupation on Joining: Electrician

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Promoted from ranks.

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Ritchie, Lieut. William Gordon


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: May 28, 1896

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining: no file

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Promoted from ranks Company Sgt. Major

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Catterall, Lieut. Richard Thomas


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Aug 18, 1882

Date Joined: April 3 1916

Occupation on Joining: Gardener

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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Ellis, Lieut. William Sturgis


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 18, 1889

Date Joined: February 28 1916

Occupation on Joining: Journalist

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: Promoted from ranks.

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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McClurg, Lieut. Frank Stephenson


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Sep 24, 1890

Date Joined: October 4 1916

Occupation on Joining: Decorator

Active with Militia:

Previous Service: 4 years, 8th G.A.C.

Transferred to:

  

Notes: Pomoted from ranks from Private


 

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Watson, Lieut. Henry Joseph


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Dec 30, 1883

Date Joined: August 21 1916

Occupation on Joining: Office Man and Stenographer

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Transferred to:

  

Notes: Promoted from ranks from Private


 

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Moore, Lieut. G B


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth:

Date Joined:

Occupation on Joining:

Active with Militia:

Previous Service:

Left Battalion: Temporary Appointment 1 to 24 Nove 1916,

Transferred to:

  

Notes: Last name and photograph in Daily Colonist group picture 17Dec1916 Page 27, cannot find Attestation


 

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Armstrong, Lieut. Thaddeus Gloster


Attestation Papers: CEF Database

Date of Birth: Jul 14, 1887

Date Joined: January 16 1917

Occupation on Joining: Accountant

Active with Militia: 107th East Kootenay Regt

Previous Service: 6 mons. 23rd Battalion, 21 mons. 4th Battalion, CEF

Left Battalion: Transferred to 102nd Battalion, CEF, May 17 1917

Transferred to:

  

Notes:


 

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