McHoul, Robert Paterson: Service no. 53871

Digitized Service Record

Source: Blog comment from family member.

Summary of Service for Private Robert McHoul, reg. no. 53871

Date Event Remarks
April 17, 1890 Born Glasgow, Scotland
October 28, 1914 Enlists Enlists with the 18th Battalion at Galt, Ontario. He listed his father, William McHoul residing on Norfolk Avenue, as his next-of-kin. He was a 24-year old machinist standing 5’5.5” tall.[i]
November 11, 1914 Inoculated Anti-Typhoid
November 22, 1914 Inoculated Anti-Typhoid
December 15, 1914 Vaccinated  
April 1915 Assigns Pay Assigns $20.00 per month to his father, William McHoul.
  Leaves Halifax  
April 29, 1915 Arrives Avonmouth Arrives Avonmouth and proceeds with Battalion by train to West Sandling, Kent.
July 3, 1915 Forfeits Pay Forfeits one-day’s pay for being absent without leave.
July 9, 1915 Internal Battalion Transfer Transferred from his Company to the Base (Command) Company.
July 20, 1915 Internal Battalion Transfer Transferred from Base Company to “D” Company.
September 14, 1915 Embarks for the Continent Embarks for the Continent with the 18th Battalion.
June 9, 1916 Admitted Admitted to No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance re. shell shock.
June 14, 1916 Transferred Admitted to No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance. Condition indicated now as myalgia.
June 29, 1916 Transferred Admitted to No. 2 Divisional Canadian Rest Station. Notation re. vesicular dermatitis, acute and
June 30, 1916 Discharged to Duty  
December 30, 1916 Leave Granted 10 days leave.
November 6, 1917 Leave Granted 10 days leave to Bordeaux.
October 1, 1917 Adjusts Assigned Pay Adjusts assigned pay to his father from $20.00 per month to $15.00.
June 14, 1918 Admitted Admitted to No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance re. scabies.
June 16, 1918 Transferred Transferred to No. ? Casualty Clearing Station.
June 18, 1918 Transferred Transferred to No. 61 Ambulance Train for transport to No. 10 General Hospital.
June 21, 1918 Transferred Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot.
September 21, 1918 Transferred Transferred to No. 6 General Hospital re. I.C.T., knee.
September 29, 1918 Transferred Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot.
October 25, 1918 Transferred Transferred to Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples.
November 6, 1918 Leave Granted 14 days leave to United Kingdom.
November 20, 1918 Absent Without Leave Notation in file indicates that Private McHoul was absent without leave this date having not returned from his leave.
November 21 to December 27, 1918 Absent Without Leave  
December 27, 1918 Struck of Strength Struck off strength from the 18th Battalion and declared a deserter.
March 21, 1919 Taken on Strength Taken on Strength from desertion to be with the Western Ontario Regimental Depot at Witley.
May 14, 1919 Transferred Detached from Depot Company and now On Command at Detention Barracks, Wandsworth.
June 11, 1919 Medical and Dental Exam Medical and dental exam carried out before Private McHoul leaves England for Canada.
June 30, 1919 Out of Detention Ceased to be On Command, Detention Barracks, Wandsworth.
July 5, 1919 Taken on Strength Taken on strength “pending R.T.C.” (Return To Corps).
July 17, 1919 Remission Earned Letter in file indicates remission due to the sentence having been expired.
Augusts 8, 1919 Struck off Strength Struck off Strength to Canada.
Augusts 9, 1919 Taken on Strength Taken on Strength at No. 2 District Depot, Military District No. 2, Toronto.
August 19, 1919 Discharged Discharged at No. 2 District Depot, Military District No. 2, Toronto.

 

[i] For more information about his enlistment see the story The Drummer Sergeant, which outlines some of the people that enlisted at Galt the same time as Private McHoul.

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