Elgin County Soldiers Who Served in the 18th Battalion

The Elgin Military Museum at St. Thomas, Ontario works very hard to preserve and recognize the military history of the men and women of Elgin County. One of the efforts was a transcription by Joseph O’Gorman of the Elgin County Book of Remembrance. This document lists those that served and gives short biographical descriptions of the service personnel.

Below is an extrapolation of this book focusing on all those men who were identified of having served with the 18th Battalion.

Last Name First Name Reg. No. Decoration Rank Bn. Notes
Allison Leslie 3130907 Private W.O.R.D., 4th Reserve, 18th Killed at Arras August 28, 1918.
Archer John Edmund 53082 Private 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Asher William 53653 Lance-Corporal 91st, 18th Discharged August 1919.
Axford Ernest George 3130911 Private 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged February 1919.
Bachley Alfred 53654 Private 18th Discharged Nov. 1918.
Baldwin Merrill Eakins 190241 M.M. Corporal 91st, 39th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Bartlett William Arthur 189496 Private 91st, 142nd Reserve, 18th Discharged August 1918.
Batzold Frederick William 189891 M.M. Lance-Corporal 91st, 142nd Reserve, 18th Discharged February 1919.
Beeson James NA Lieutenant 18th Discharged January 1917.
Binns Henry Allen 3132596 Private W.O.R.D., 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Brown Wesley 225112 Private 12th Reserve, 18th Discharged January 1918.
Burgess Robert H. 53659 D.C.M. Private 18th Killed at the Somme September 1916.
Burns William Nelson 123461 Sergeant 70th, 91st, 4th Pioneers, Canadian Forestery Corp, 18th Discharged January 1919.
Candler Wentworth 675560 Private 168th, 18th Discharged September 1918.
Coker Frederick 54077 Private 18th Killed October 1, 1916.
Collard Lyle 3132217 Private 18th Discharged February 1919.
Copley Arthur Edward 53664 Lance-Corporal 18th Discharged April 1919.
Coutts Stuart M. NA 2nd Lieutenant 18th, 15th C.F.A., R.F.C. Discharged July 1919.
Currah Thomas Howard 3132614 Private W.O.R.D., 18th Discharged February 1919.
Davies William G. 54292 Private 18th Died of wounds April 12, 1916.
Dawber Fred 189959 Private 91st, 18th Discharged June 1919.
Dawber John 53668 Private 18th Discharged May 1919.
Dickson Harry NA M.C. Major 18th Dishcarled April 1919.
Dobson Thomas William 53669 Private 18th Killed July 17, 1916.
Doherty John Gaskin NA Lieutenant 142nd, 23rd and 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged March 1918.
Dunnett Harry Douglas NA Captain 18th Discharged December 1918.
Eley Henry Eldred 123088 Private 70th, 4th Reserve, Canadian Forestry Corps, 18th Discharged January 1919.
Ellison Joseph 53673 Private 91st, 35th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1918.
Ford William Thomas 53674 Private 18th Discharged May 1918.
Forrester Alfred 53648 M.M. Corporal 18th Discharged October 1920.
Garside Earnest A. 53676 Private 18th Died of wounds September 16, 1916.
Gloin Norman 53756 Private 18th Discharged August 1918.
Goodier Edward 53678 Private 18th Killed November 25th 1915.
Green William James NA Lieutenant-Colonel 91st, 12th Reserve, 18th Discharged 1917.
Green Samuel 928550 Private 153rd, 18th Killed at Amiens August 8, 1918.
Halbert John Arion 3130459 Private W.O.R.D., 18th Discharged May 1919
Hankinson Elmore Leslie 112065 Lieutenant 7th C.M.R., 2nd Divsional Calvary, Cdn. Light Horse, 18th Killed at Cambrai October 6,
Hartley William 53693 Private 18th Killed July 2, 1916.
Hawksly William NA Lieutenant 18th Unknown
Heath Maurice 53685 Sergeant 18th Discharged August, 1919.
Hirst Stanley 53183 Gunner 18th, 8th, C.F.A. Discharged May 1919.
Hollan Joseph 53688 Private 18th Discharged March 1919.
Howarth Samuel Entwhistle 823541 Corporal 142nd, 18th Died of wounds August 10, 1918.
Humphreys Arthur C. 53691 Corporal 18th Discharged July 1919.
Hurstfield Frederick 53692 Private 18th Discharged June 1919.
Jackson William Clifford 514260 Private 18th Killed at Cambrai October 11, 1918.
Jacques John James 53695 Private 18th Discharged June 1919.
Jones Louis Elgin NA C.M.G., D.S.O and Bar Lieutenant-Colonel 18th Discharged June 1919.
Keillor Sydney James 226119 Private 3rd C.M.R., 18th Died of wounds April 13, 1918.
Kellaway Walter W. 54106 Private 18th Killed October 1, 1916.
Kirkland Stuart Cameron NA Captain 91st, 19th, 18th Discharged February 1919.
Lane Alfred Charles 3130502 Private W.O.R.D., 4th Reserve, 18th Died of wounds August 31, 1918.
Langley Richard John 53698 Private 18th Discharged May 1919.
Lee John Joseph Charles 189718 Lance-Corporal 186th, 18th Discharged April 1919.
Lindores Thomas 53700 Sergeant 18th Discharged August 1917.
Lyre John Clements 189746 Private 91st, 186th, 18th Killed August 21, 1917.
McCausland John Gillespie 53708 Private 18th Discharged May 1919.
McHardy John NA Lieutenant 33rd, 18th Killed August 26, 1918.
Major Edward John 929027 Corporal 153rd, 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Mann Bejamin 400771 Private 33rd, 18th Discharged January 1919.
Marshall Victor Robert 189737 Private 91st, 186th, 18th Died of wounds August 15, 1917.
Medlyn James 515262 Private C.A.S.C., 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged April 1919.
Millard Fred 53704 Private 18th Discharged December 1918.
Miller Cecil 53705 Private 18th Discharged February 1919.
Moffat John 401067 Private 33rd, 18th Died July 12, 1919, at Toronto.
Moody Harry A. 53706 Private 18th Discharged August 1917.
Morrison William 123243 Private 70th, 18th Died of wounds August 21, 1917.
Munn Leonard A. 189457 Private 91st, 36th & 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Newlands Peter 53712 Private 18th Killed December 26t, 1915.
Oatley Percy 54321 Sergeant 18th Killed at Amiens August 15, 1918.
Patterson William Albert 189803 Private 91st, 186th, 18th Discharged May 1919.
Pattison William James 53645 Sergeant 18th Discharged March 1919.
Pearce Charles William 823789 Private 142nd, 18th Discharged August 1919.
Penwarden Harold George 3130549 Private W.O.R.D., 4th Reserve, 18th Discharged January 1919.
Pierce John Decethia 166019 M.M. Lance-Corporal 2nd Pioneer, 6th Field Co., 18th Discharged February 1919.
Platt John William 189526 Private 91st, 3rd Reserve, 18th Killed at Vimy Ridge, april 9, 1917.
Plomley Gerald 401222 Sapper 33rd, 3rd, Cnd. Railway Troops, 18th Discharged March 1919.
Pressey Harry Wilfred 53716 Corporal 18th Discharged August 1919.
Prowse Arthur 53717 Private 18th, Cdn. Railway Troops Discharged January 1919.
Reed Monague 53720 Private 18th Discharged August 1919.
Reed William Selby 53719 Private 18th Discharged August 1919.
Roberts Arthur Frederick 189879 Private 91st, 18th Died at Neux le Mines July 14, 1917.
Rogers Arthur 189539 Private 91st, 18th, 8th Discharged April 1919.
Satterly Samuel 53726 Corporal 18th Discharged March 1919.
Scanlan Percy 189559 Private 91st, 18th Discharged August 1918.
Sifton Ellis Wellwood 53730 V.C. Lance-Sergeant 18th Killed at Vimy Ridge, april 9, 1917.
Simmons Allen 53731 Lance-Corporal 18th Killed October 3, 1916.
Smith Chester Phillip 53651 Sergeant 18th Killed at Courcelette September 15, 1915.
Smith George R. 53734 M.I.D. Sergeant 18th Discharged February 1919.
Smith Henry James 190013 Private 91st, 36th Reserve, 18th Discharged April 1919.
Smith Orvil 880531 Private 186th, 18th Discharged February 1919.
Spearing Albert 53642 D.C.M. Sergeant-Major 18th Discharged May 1918.
Stanton Jack 53739 Sergeant 18th Discharged May 1919.
Such Arthur 53742 M.M. Corporal 18th Discharged May 1919.
Such John William 53743 Regimental Sergeant-Major 18th Discharged September 1919.
Thompson Robert Barnes 3130577 Private W.O.R.D., 18th Discharged May 1919.
Tribe Lyman 257821 Private 18th
Turner Arthur Elias 53745 Private 18th Killed May 12, 1916.
Turner Daniel Thompson 53746 Private 18th Discharged April 1919.
Wallace John Andrew Robertson 54068 Major 18th Discharged Nov. 1918.
Ward Albert H. 54111 Private 18th Discharged December 1917.
Watson Joe Leo 334152 Private W.O.R.D., 18th Discharged May, 1919.
Williams Harold 53754 Private 18th Discharged March 1919.
Williams Percy 53753 Private 18th Discharged August 1919.
Wilson Ivan Chester 189302 Private 91st, 18th Killed August 21, 1917.
Wimbush Eric 1081855 Private 1st Construction, Cdn. Railway, 18th Killed at Amiens August 8, 1918.

The working file is attached to this post for reference: 91st Elgin County Book of Remembrance 18th Battalion Revision 2

Note that the database was corrected July 5, 2016 from information received from Patrick Dennis. Thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Elgin County Soldiers Who Served in the 18th Battalion

  1. Eric, thanks for another very useful update to my database. There are ten conscripts on this list of 107 all ranks, including one KIA, one DoW and four WIA. For your records Private Leslie Allison was KIA on 28 August 1918 (versus 20 August as shown), and Private John Halbert was discharged in May, 1919 versus 1920. The Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas is a fine place and well worth a visit. Cheers,
    Patrick

    • Patrick,

      Thank you for the updated information. I may have transposed the information from the PDF incorrectly and will update the file and correct it. I am about the transcribe the April 1917 War Diary.

      Eric

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