The 76th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
The 76th Battalion was organized in July 1915, and mobilized at Niagara Camp with an establishment of 1,153, 15 August 1915. [G.O. 103a.] It was raised from fifteen militia units of the second divisional area, outside of Toronto, including the Halton Rifles. It recruited in Niagara Falls, Hamilton, St Catharines, Milton, Parry Sound, Own Sound, Brantford, Simcoe, Sudbury, Dundas, Sault Ste Marie, Orillia, Collingwood, Whitby and Barrie.
Lieutenant-Colonel James Ballantine, DSO
Major James Ballantine, who was home on sick leave after being wounded while in temporary command of the 4th, was chosen to command the battalion. The Halton Rifles contributed an officer and 98 other ranks, and the O.C. sought other recruits in the county, while one newspaper urged the many young, unmarried men in Halton, especially in Milton, to do their bit in the war. [Canadian Champion, 22 July 1915.] There was still local enthusiasm, and a crowd gathered in September to cheer the 52 Halton volunteers on their way, as the band led them from the Georgetown armouries to the station, to entrain to join the 76th at Niagara. [Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.]
Almost at once, it began to be broken up: on September 30th a draft of five officers and 250 ORs was sent to 39th Battalion. Another draft, of 71 privates, was sent to the 37th Battalion on October 21st. On November 5th the Battalion began a move to winter quarters; it marched from Niagara to Toronto, then went by train to Barrie, where half the battalion was housed in the armoury, while A Company went to Collingwood and B Company to Orillia. During the winter, they braved the elements to do field exercises and route marches. In the spring there must have been more drafts severed off: Private John Presswood of Glenwilliams went overseas in April; he would be killed at Vimy while serving with the 24th Battalion. [Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915, 11 October 1916.]
Shoulder numeral. Lorne Scots museum.
Finally in May Barrie bade farewell to the battalion and it left for overseas. [Georgetown Herald, 10 May 1916.] They left Halifax aboard the Empress of Britain on April 25th, and arrived in England on May 5th, with a strength of 36 officers and 1006 Other Ranks. On arrival they learned that they were to be broken up to supply reinforcements for other units in the field. Tears rean down Ballantine’s eyes as he told his men that he would not command them at the front. [Canadian Champion, 13 July 1916.] His disappointment was alleviated by the fact the bulk of the 76th – over five hundred men, thirteen officers and the regimental band – were sent to the batallion which he had briefly commanded in 1915, the 4th Batallion. In June a draft of 150 went to the 1st Division, many to the 4th Battalion; in July a draft of 342 went to the 2nd Division, and 450 to the 36th Battalion.
Ballantine went on to command the 109th (Victoria and Haliburton) Battalion, until it too was broken up. The colours of the 76th, originally deposited in the Methodist Church in Georgetown, are now in the regimental museum. [Ballantine in the Georgetown Herald, 19 February 1930. The colours were completed after the batalion sailed for overseas, were placed in the Methodist church 4 February 1917, and given to the Lorne Scots museum in August 1980.]
The 76th Battalion was perpetuated by the 2nd Reserve Battalion, The Halton Rifles, and later by The Lorne Scots.
Lieutenant W.F. Annis, 20th Halton Rifles, 28 December 1915 to “D” Company, resigned appointment.
Captain Frederick C.R. Ansley, TOS 76th Battalion 23 August 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 1 July 1916, POW 9 July 1916, demob St Catharines.
Captain A.W. Appleton Paymaster 38th Dufferin Rifles of Canada.
Lieutenant E.B. Baines
† Lieutenant Egerton Bancks Baines (1881-1916), TOS 76th Battalion 15 September 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 1 July 1916, killed 27 July 1916. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William Bancks Baines of Toronto and the late Helen D. Baines. In QOR when he enlisted, had served with 13th R. Regiment. Banker, C of E.
Major G.W.M. Ballard, 13th Royal Regiment, 4th Battalion, wounded in a gas attack at the second Battle of Ypres.
Major Rene Raoul Barber, Corps of Guides, Junior Major, from Georgetown, TOS 18 January 1916, transferred to the 18th Battalion, served in France.
Major J. R. Biscoe.
Lieutenant A.C. Bowles, 36th Peel Regiment, “D” Company, 29 September 1915 transferred to Overseas Draft.
Lieutenant J.M. Cane, Machine Gun Officer, 36th Peel Regiment, 5 October 1915 resigned appointment.
Lieutenant James McCraney Chisholm, 20th Halton Rifles, 12 October 1915 to “C” Company, transferred to the 18th Battalion in France; wounded; adjutant of the Second Canadian Casualty Depot; later commanded A company of The Halton Rifles; Captain. Obituary notice in The Toronto Daily Star, 15 July 1927. He was given a military funeral, with the casket carried by a gun carriage and the dead officer’s boots reversed in the stirrups of his riderless horse; a firing party fired three volleys and the band played, ‘Nearer my God to Thee.’
† Lieutenant Kevin Stuart Drummond, born Montreal 21 May 1890, studied applied science at McGill, TOS 15 January 1916, transferred to the 24th Battalion, served in France, wounded at Vimy Ridge, 9 April 1917, MC, killed at Amiens 8 August 1918. McGill Honour Roll 1914-1918, 35.
Lieutenant W.H. Fair, 38th Dufferin Rifles of Canada, selected for an overseas draught in August 1915, but resigned his appointment.
Captain L. B. Henry.
Captain R. A. Ireland.
Lieutenant E.L.Mahoney, 20th Halton Rifles, 28 February 1916 to “A” Company.
Lieutenant Daniel McCaughrin 20th Halton Rifles, Lieutenant 76th 16 May 1915; resigned appointment 21 October 1915; appointed Lieutenant 126th Battalion 27 November 1915.
Captain J.M. McKinley, 20th Halton Rifles, 4th Battalion, CEF.
James Arthur Menzies, born Ottawa, 20 May 1896, student, NOK Mrs P. Menzies, 130 Waverly St, Ottawa.
Albert Percy Menzies, born Aylmer, 26 April 1888, clergyman, NOK same, in 34th Regiment.
Captain George Percival Morton, studied applied science at McGill 1909-11, TOS 25 January 1916, transferred to 46th Battalion, promote major, served in France and was wounded. McGill, 183.
Captain Harold Parke, TOS 1 July 1915; transferred to the 20th Battalion; served with the 250th Battalion in Siberia; MC, Order of the White Eagle, 4th Class, Siberia.
† Lieutenant Frederick Charles Peppiatt, 29 December 1915 to “A” Company, 18th Battalion. Killed 9 May 1917. Orchard Dump cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, France. 20th Halton Rifles. Burlington cenotaph.
Lieutenant F.J. Quinn, 20th Halton Rifles, 1 September 1915 to “D” Company, 17 August 1915 transferred to PSI.
Captain W. Rogers.
Lieutenant Henry Preston Rossiter, born Brampton 5 July 1885, journalist, 20th Regiment (Halton Rifles), enlisted Barrie 25 January 1916, promoted captain, then major, transferred to the 49th Battalion December 1915, attached HQ 4th Imperial Division July 1917, attached HQ 17th Army Corps.
Lieutenant Alvin Henry Wilson, 142452, born Bronte 18 April 1888, corporal, enlisted Hamilton 31 August 1915, promoted lieutenant; transferred to the 20th Battalion; served in France; MC; wounded.
Christmas card from Barrie
Private Joseph William Ainsworth, 142520, TOS 24 August 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 5 October 1916, demob Hamilton.
† Private John Akam, from East Flamborough, transferred to the 58th Battalion, killed 8 October 1916, age 44. Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme.
† Private William James Allan, 141847, died 18 March 1917, age 20, son of George R. and Christina Allan of Milton, buried Evergreen Cemetery, Milton. Born Georgetown 22 January 1897, he was a grocery clerk.
Private Thomas William Allen, 142256. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Born Glen Williams, 23 October 1897, NOK Mrs Lizzie Allen, Georgetown, paper maker, attested at Niagara 15 September 1915.
Sergeant Frederick William Ambrose, 142253. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Lance Corporal in Biggs. Born Gravesend, Kent, 29 March 1878, builder, NOK Annie Ambrose in Hamilton, attested Niagara Camp 15 September 1915.
Sergeant Alexander William Anderson, 142171, TOS 76th Battalion 25 August 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 16 September 1916, wounded 13 April 1917, demob Hamilton.
Private Norman Archibald, 142555. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Born Hillsdale, 28 February 1889, labourer, attested at Niagara Camp, 15 September 1915.
Private Ernest Armstrong, 141140, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
† Private Alvin R. McK. Arnold, Cookstown, 142183, TOS 76th Battalion 2 September 1916, TOS 4th Battalion 29 June 1916, killed 8 October 1916. Born Cookstown; service in 35th Regiment.
Private Wilfred Appleyard, 142254, born Milton 20 February 1897, labourer, NOK Mrs S. Appleyard, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Attested at Niagara Camp, 15 September 1915.
Private William Henry Apps, 643420, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
Private John Atkinson TOS 76th Battalion 27 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 29 June 1916, demob Hamilton.
Private Charles Robert Atwell, 142527, TOS 76th Battalion 23 November 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 29 April 1915, demob St Catharines.
Corporal Frederick George Bailey, 643421, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
Corporal Andrew Bain, 141373, TOS 76th Battalion 28 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion, wounded 10 October 1916, demob Hamilton.
† Private Walter Thomas Baker, 141378, TOS 76th Battalion 27 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, killed 20 September 1916. Vimy Memorial. Born Middlesex, blacksmith, mother lived in Hamilton. C of E.
Private J. Barefoot. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† Private Earl Barker, 141854, born Paris, Ontario, son of Clifford and Alice Barker, 20 September 1896, enlisted at Niagara 6 August 1915, 20th Battalion, died 12 May 1917, Vimy Memorial.
Private George Barker. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private John Robert Barker, 643423, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded twice.
Private Harold Barton, 193018, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded twice, returned to Canada medically unfit.
† Lance Corporal Robert Battla, 141868, TOS 76th Battalion 3 August 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, killed 9 April 1917. Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus. Son of Peter and Rosanne Battla, of Pollokshaws, Glasgow, Scotland; husband of Mary Battla, of 2005 Fourth Avenue West, Vancouver.
† Private Ernest Baverstock, 142260, 24th Battalion died 1 October 1916. Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme. NOK Annie Baverstock, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private C. Beauchamp. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915
Private Archibald Warren ‘Archie’ Beard, 142261, 24th Battalion, died 1 October 1916. Vimy Memorial. NOK Mrs Ruth Beard, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Albert Beasley, NOK Mrs A. Beasley, Milton.
† Private John Beaton, Orillia, 643845, TOS 76th Battalion 26 January 1916, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, missing 9 October 1916. Born Oro township.
Private George Beckingham, 142428, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded.
Private Edward Beerman, 142550, born Georgetown, 22 November 1896; brother of Mrs James Norton Sr of Glen Williams; papermaker, attested Barrie, 29 November 1915; gunshot wound in right arm. Herald 25 April 1917.
† Private William George Stanley Bennett, 757008, 20th Battalion, died 10 November 1918, Mons (Bergen) communal cemetery, Belgium.
Private Albert Edwin Boardman, 141156, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded, killed 10 May 1917, Vimy Memorial.
† Private John Gordon Bosher, 141122, born Oakville 18 September 1891, teamster in Hamilton, had served with the 13th Royal Regiment, enlisted Hamilton 27 July 1915.
† Private John Edmund Bradfield, 141157, born Hamilton 1878, barber, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, died 1 October 1917, Vimy Memorial.
Private Charles S. Brady. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† Private Thomas Brown, Harriston, 141349, TOS 76th Battalion 29 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 29 June 1916, accidentally killed 22 October 1916. Born Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.
Private William Arthur Brain, 141350, born Oakville 6 February 1892, machinist, served in the 91st Regiment (Canadian Highlanders), TOS Hamilton 26 July 1915, transferred to the 4th Battalion, promoted to sergeant.
Private Edward Cyrus Brown, 141146, 20th Battalion.
Private Edward William Bryer, 141154, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded twice.
Private George Henry Bryer, 141153, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France.
William Burgess, 142546, born Eastbourne, Sussex, 22 January 1895, farmer, attested 24 November 1915.
† Private William Thomas Burgess, born Canada; NOK George Burgess, c/o Mrs Godland, Waterdown, killed at Vimy with the 21st Battalion, 9 April 1917. [Memorial notice in the Canadian Champion, 11 April 1918; Wigney] ? Photo in Herald, 16 May 1917, says he died of wounds 4 May. An Englishman, had lived with Mr H. Bingham, Esquesing for two years previous to enlisting with 76th Battalion.
† Private William John Burns, 142186, TOS 76th Battalion 2 September 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, killed 3 May 1917. Born Belfast, NOK Belfast. Farmer.
Private Percy Burrows, 141147, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded twice.
Sergeant Alfred Edward Burton, 142252, born Hanwell, Middlesex, 23 December 1876, NOK wife Annie in Burlington, musician, served with the 76th Battalion 23 September 1915 to 24 April 1919, attested in Ottawa 6 June 1919 for the Corps of Military Staff Clerks.
Private James C. Burton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† Lance Corporal Thomas Caldwell, 141394, son of David and Mary Caldwell of Ardrossan, Scotland, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, MM, died 28 August 1918, Tilloy British Cemetery.
Sergeant James Campbell, 141178, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded.
Private John Isidore Carroll, 141172, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded.
Private Llewellyn Harold Carter, 141351, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France.
† Private Robert Everett Carter, 643428, transferred to 20th Battalion, served in France, died 30 September 1916. Vimy Memorial.
Lancelot Harry Mosse ‘Lance’ Cattermole was born in England in 1898, but came to Canada in 1914 to take up farming. In August 1915 he joined the Simcoe Foresters and later enlisted in the 76th Infantry Battalion. On arriving in France in May 1916, two months short of his eighteenth birthday, he was drafted into the 21st Battalion and served with them on the Western Front for six months, until he was found to be under age and was returned to England. Before this happened, he had taken part in the attack by the 2nd Canadian Division on Flers-Courcelette, 15-16 September 1916, on the Somme. Following the war, Cattermole studied art and subsequently became a distinguished artist. In 1992 he was living in Worthing, Sussex. A typescript copy (12 pages) of his account of the attack by the 2nd Canadian Division on Courcelette, entitled "Attack on the Somme - 15th and 16th September 1916". With the addition of two maps, he outlines his experiences in this attack, and details the actions to secure the Sugar Refinery, just outside the village of Courcelette on the main Albert-Bapaume road. Also included is a biographical entry for Cattermole. National Archives. Reference number: MG31-G29
Private Roy Elliott Chisholm born Canada; NOK Mrs Margaret Chisholm, Milton; served with 20th Regiment. in France. Champion, 28 September 1918.
Private William Clindenning. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Joseph Cohen, 142058, TOS 76th Battalion 3 August 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, wounded 16 September 1917, demob Midland.
† Private George Joseph Connor, 141647, 1st Battalion, died 22 September 1916. Vimy Memorial. Born Dublin 18 June 1871. A member of the 44th Regiment, he had served nine years with the East Lancs Regiment, and six years with the Canadian Howitzer Battery. Roman Catholic.
Private Sidney Copeland. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Milton Cornell, Freeport, served with the 111th Battalion.
Private Ernest Cornish. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Kenneth M. Coxe. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private William Craib, 141171, transferred to 20th Battaliion, served in France.
† Private Alfred Thomas Crapper, 141396, TOS 76th Battalion 26 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 29 June 1916, killed 9 April 1917. Bois Carré British Cemetery, Thelus.
Private Frank Crockett, 141392, born London, labourer in Bronte, served with the 91st Regiment (Canadian Highlanders), TOS Hamilton 26 July 1915, wounded July 1917.
† Private Samuel Arthur Cross, 142604, transferred to 20th Battalion, killed 9 May 1917. Vimy Memorial.
Private George Milton Dale, 142268, TOS 76th Battalion 15 September 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1917, demob RR4 Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Charles Harrison Davis, 240075, transferred to 20th Battalion, wounded.
Private Frederick Davis, 141186, 20th Battalion, wounded twice in France.
† Sergeant John Brown Day, 141343, TOS 76th Battalion 11 November 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 10 November 1916, killed 4 May 1917.
† Private Joseph Dockray, 142534, born England, NOK Mrs J. Dockray, Milton. 21st Battalion, died 15 September 1916, age 39. Husband of Esther Dockray of 2 Emmett Avenue, Mount Dennis, Ontario. Vimy Memorial.
Private Keith S. Donevan. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Clement George Dring, 141187, 20th Battalion, served in France.
Private Francis Husted Duckett, 142423,
† Private Charles L. Duplock, 141410, TOS 76th Battalion 27 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 29 June 1915, missing 8 October 1916.
† Corporal William John Fitzsimmons, 141014, 1st Battalion killed 23 September 1916, age 24 [Wigney, 21, Champion]. Son of Mr and Mrs R. Fitzsimmons of Trafalgar, and his is the first death among the men who enlisted at Oakville in the 76th. After going overseas he was transferred to the 1st Canadian Battalion. A younger brother is in khaki at Camp Borden. Canadian Champion, 19 October 1916. Oakville cenotaph.
Private Cyril Howard Flood 142269 TOS 76th Battalion 15 September 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 25 April 1917, wounded 26 June 1917, 21 October 1918, demob Oakville. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private George Cunningham Foot, 142571, 20th Battalion, wounded twice in France.
Private Charles Henry Foster, 643438, 20th Battalion, wounded in France.
Nelson Freeman, born Canada; NOK Mrs Emma Freeman, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Gordon H. Garvin. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† Private Frederick (Fred) Goodall, 141441, TOS 27 July 1915, TOS 4th Battalion 18 July 1916, wounded 20 September 1916, killed 18 August 1917.
† Private William Graham, 142530, 21st Battalion killed 9 April 1917. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, France. Born Scotland; NOK Mrs David Crawford, Douglas, Lanark, Scotland; killed at Vimy Ridge. Champion, 11 April 1918. Haltonville memorial (as Grahame).
† Private George Gray, Hamilton, 141046, 2nd Battalion, killed 27 September 1918. Ontario cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion. Oakville cenotaph.
† Private Henry Greenwood, 142096, born Whitemouth, Manitoba, 13 July 1893; student, NOK father in Kenora; TOS 4 August 1915; transferred to the 20th Battalion 28 June 1916 and served in France; died of pneumonia 18 July 1916; Ste Marie cemetery, Le Havre.
Private William Gruden, 141207, TOS 27 July 1915; transferred to the 20th Battalion and served in France; wounded three times.
† Private James Hamilton, 24th Battalion, NOK Mrs Mary Hamilton, Milton Heights. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Died of wounds 19 September 1916. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
James Wesley Hamilton NOK Mrs C. Hamilton, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Walter Hancock. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Thomas Henry Hands, 141220, TOS 29 July 1915, transferred to 20th Battalion and served in France, wounded, returned to Canada medically unfit 13 Marcy 1917, SOS 27 October 1920.
Private John Hannah, 141211, TOS 27 August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion and served in France, wounded.
Private S. Percival Hannah. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private T. Hartshone. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Claude Harvey, 141467, born Oakville 17 July 1895, gardener, served with the 13th Royal Regiment, TOS Hamilton 27 July 1915.
Private Fred Healy, 142513, TOS 15 September 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
Private Edward Charles Hearndon, 642820, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
Private Arthur Edward Heavens, 141931, TOS 10 Augsut 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France.
† Private Charles Hendry, transferred to the 4th Battalion, killed 8 October 1916, age 20. Vimy Memorial.
Private James Thomas Henniker, 141214, TOS 27 July 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded, transferred to the 1st Brigade HQ.
Private William T. or I. Henry. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
William Herald, 141918. File in the War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Private Walter Hill, 142355, TOS 24 September 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, MM, wounded, invalided to Canada.
Private Walter Hitchen, 142433, TOS 2o August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, MM, wounded.
† Private John Hodkinson, 141122, born Bolton, England 24 September 1880, butcher, NOK wife in Hamilton, TOS 27 July 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, killed 17 January 1917, Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.
† Private Sam Hogg, 142437, born London Ontario 1897, driver, NOK father in Hamilton, TOS 10 September 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, died 15 August 1917, Aix-Noulette communal cemetery extension.
Lance Sergeant Sam Hopwood, 142178, TOS 21 August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, MM, wounded twice.
Private Arthur Hughes. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Arthur W. Hughes.
Private Roy Harry Hughes. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† William Brown Hunter, also known as William Kirk, 142641, born Ayr, Scotland, NOK mother Ellen Kirk, 21 Erie Avenue, Hamilton, 17 April 1917. Not in CWGC.
† Private Wilson Inman, 142443, born Glasgow, son of John and Agnes Inman of Welland, TOS 21 August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded, died 27 November 1917, Beehive cemetery, Willerval, France.
Lance Corporal Gordon Robert Ironside, 141225, TOS 27 August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded twice.
† Private John Jarvie, 142533, 21st Battalion, missing 15 September 1916; age 19. [Canadian Champion, 7 December 1917.] NOK Mrs James Jarvie (his parents were Scottish, and lived in Milton).
Private J. John. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Harry S. Johnson. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private John Alfred Henry Judd, 141228, TOS 28 July 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded.
Private William Judd, 142179, TOS 24 August 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded, returned to Canada medically unfit.
† Elmer Kennedy, 142598, born 9 March 1897 at Burks Falls, farmer, Georgetown. 18th Battalion. Died 15 September 1916, age 17 (?). Vimy Memorial. Son of Mrs Annie Kennedy and the late William Cyrus Kennedy. Georgetown Herald, 13 December 1916.
† Private Henry Thomas Kenward, 141229, TOS 27 July 1915, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, died 15 May 1916, Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de Calais.
† Ernest Nelson Talmage Kindree, 142250, born Owen Sound 9 June 1890, photographer, served three years in the 31st Grey Regiment, sergeant, Canadian Corps Survey Section, died 16 January 1919, Brussels Town Cemetery.
Private John Percy King, 142544, born Trafalgar 5 September 1897, spent two years as a POW in Germany.
Private James Lackey, 141232, transferred to the 20th Battalion, served in France, wounded.
Private Thomas Edward Laskey, 141234, 20th Battalion, France, wounded.
Private Clifford Leak, 141233, 20th Battalion, France.
Private John Philip LeCocq, 142283, Charles Lecocq, St Heliers, Jersey. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. 20th Battalion.
Private Ralph Arthur Lefler, 141237, 20th Battalion.
John Liddle, NOK Mrs Mary Anne Liddle, Milton.
Private H. Lindensmith. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Henry Little, 141238, 20th Battalion, France.
Private Arthur Littlechild, 141239, 20th Battalion, MM.
† Sergeant John Russell Lynch, 141733, 20th Battalion, MM, killed 11 October 1918. Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France.
Private Larry Mariner, 141070, 20th Battalion, wounded twice.
Private Alexander Marquis, 141024, 18th Battalion killed 3 October 1916, age 30. Vimy Memorial. Born Vienna, had been in Canada only two years, Ballantine’s batman. Born Welland. Clerk, had been in 44th Regiment.
Private Gordon Albert Marriott, 142460, 20th Battalion.
Lance Corporal Thomas Marsden, 141244, 20th Battalion.
Private Lorn Duff Marshall, 141241, 20th Battalion.
Private James Robert Martin, 141245, 20th Battalion.
Private Norman Clyde Maxwell, 141252, 20th Battalion.
Private Claude Pearce Mayne, 141242, 20th Battalion.
Private Stewart McKay, NOK Mrs McKay, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Lyman Lefroy McDowell, 142564, born Norwich, Ontario, engineer in Oakville, served with the 20th Regiment (Halton Rifles) and 13th Royal Regiment, enlisted Barrie 1 December 1915.
Private John McLaughlin. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Charles Elgin McClean (1896-1969), born Sydenham, injured 8 October 1916 at the battle of the Somme, sent to hospital in England, where he met a volunteer there, Daisy Miles. They were married in 1918 and returned to Canada in 1919.
† Private James Hugh McQuitty, born Welland 24 September 1894, served with the 44th Regiment, TOS 27 July 1915, transferred to the 21st Battalion, died of wounds 10 April 1917.
Private A. Millar. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Thomas Joseph Millar.
Henry Mills, NOK Mrs E. Mills, Milton Heights.
Private S. Mills. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Corporal Ernest Moody, 142114, 20th Battalion.
Private Joseph Morrell, 142445, 20th Battalion.
Private Albert Joseph James Morrison, 142115, 20th Battalion.
Private A. Murs. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Robert John Nesbitt, 643452, 20th Battalion.
Private Charles Edwin Newman, 142486, 20th Battalion.
Private H. Norman. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Corporal John James O’Connor, 141129, 20th Battalion.
Private Thomas Lawrence O’Grady, 141264, 20th Battalion.
Private George Storey Oswald, 142444, 20th Battalion.
Private Adjudor Ourllette, 142122, 20th Battalion.
Private Grover Cleveland Palmer, NOK Mrs Ruby Palmer, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private R.P. Paps. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Robert Luther Parker, 142292. Mrs Mabel Parker, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Enlisted at Milton [Niagara Camp]; wounded. Canadian Champion, 16 November 1916.
† Private Arthur Parkhouse, 141009, born Cornwall, painter, NOK in St Catharines, 20th Battalion, killed 15 September 1916. Vimy Memorial. CWGC has 140009.
Private James Edward Parnell, 142450, 20th Battalion.
Private Arthur Charles Partridge, 14272, 20th Battalion.
† Private Douglas Stewart Patterson, 142458, 20th Battalion, killed 12 April 1917, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
† Private John William Patterson, 141269, born Bronte 1 January 1887, painter, served with 13th Royal Regiment, enlisted Hamilton 5 August 1914, transferred to the 52nd Battalion, killed 9 June 1916. Vimy Memorial.
Private Oliver Pearson, 142291, NOK Mrs E. Pearson, Milton; served with Territorials. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. Born Yorkshire 1876; died Milton 1934.
Acting Sergeant Horace Frederick Perrow, 141274, 20th Battalion.
Sergeant Edward Pestridge, 142181, 20th Battalion, wounded twice.
Private W.P. Phelps. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Acting Company Sergeant Major William Reuben Pierce, 142128, 20th Battalion.
Private Vernon Lewis Pope, 142555, 20th Battalion.
† Private John Presswood, 142294, 24th Battalion, killed 1 October 1916, age 21. Vimy Memorial. Glenwilliams. Son of Mrs John Presswood. He enlisted in Georgetown 17 August 1915, and went overseas 20 April 1916. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915, 11 October 1916.
Private John William Rennie, 642844, 20th Battalion.
† Private George Geddes Rhind, 141757, 20th Battalion, killed 8 May 1917, La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast, France.
† Private Frank Raymond Roberts, 142449, 20th Battalion, killed 26 September 1916, St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
† Lance Corporal John Roberts, 142446, 20th Battalion, MM, killed 28 August 1918, Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt.
Private Donald Patrick Robertson, 142456, 20th Battalion.
Private Frederick Roy, 142133, 20th Battalion, killed 2 October 1916, St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Private H. Robinson. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
† Private Harry Rumney, 142370, 20th Battalon, killed 15 September 1916, Tincourt New British Cemetery, France.
Photo of Frank Sanderson in a button locket.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
† Private Frank Sanderson, 142134, born 23 March 1897, 20th Battalion, died 15 August 1917, Vimy Memorial.
† Private James Scott, 141542, born Birgham, Berwickshire, 30 November 1897, son of James and Margaret Scott, came to Canada about 1913, painter, attested at Hamilton 25 July 1916, 4th Battalion, killed 8 September 1916, Sunken Road cemetery, Contalmaison.
Private Joseph Albert Selby, 141773, 20th Battalion.
Private Richard Henry Service, 141294, 20th Battalion.
† Corporal Herbert Shaw, 141289, born Bradford, 18 November 1874, husband of Minnie Shaw of Hamilton, 20th Battalion, died 13 November 1917, Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.
Privare Frederick Shoecraft, 644030, 20th Battalion.
† Private Hugh Cameron Sinclair, 142298, 24th Battalion, missing 17 September 1916, age 23. Vimy Memorial. Milton. No official report has been received since that that he had ben missing since Sept. 17. A letter was received last Monday from Corp. Jack Lecocq, who said he was in a convalescent hospital in England and hoped to go back to France soon. He and Pte. Sinclair had been drafted from the 76th to different corps, but Pte. Allan Miller had told him that Pte. Sinclair had been killed. He was a general favorite and a crack baseball and hockey player. He had had a good position with the C.P.R. for some years and resigned it to enlist. Champion, 9 November 1916. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Lance Corporal Harry Smith NOK Mrs Harry Smith, Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private J. Smith. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
James Henry Smith.
† Private John McDonald Smith, born Scotland 24 January 1897, tinsmith’s helper, served in the 20th Regiment (Halton Rifles), enlisted at Niagara 15 September 1915, transferred to 24th Battalion, missing 1 October 1916, Vimy Memorial and Oakville Memorial.
Private William Smith, 142006, born Hamilton 1870, laborer, attested at Niagara 26 August 1915.
Private William Donaldson Stephen, 141291, 20th Battalion, wounded four times.
Private James Stewart, 141292, 20th Battalion.
Private William D. Street. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Mark Sydney Summerlin, 142457, 20th Battalion.
† Private Edward James Summers, 141363, killed 9 April 1917, age 23. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, France. Enlisted 28-7-15 76th Battalion; TOS 28-6-16 4th Bn; wounded 13-10-16. Burlington cenotaph.
Private Herbert Sweeting, 142177, 20th Battalion.
Private George Merrill Swim, 141297, 20th Battalion, invalided to Canada 1919.
Privare Philip Gerald Swinstead, 143258, born London, England, 6 November 1877, served with the 79th Regiment, farmer, attested at Niagara 23 September 1915.
Stevis or Steven Synski, born Poland, NOK Alexandeer Synski, Lublin, Russian Poland.
Private Nicolas Taylor, 141306, 20th Battlion, invalided to Canada 1918.
Private Nathaniel Topping, 141299, 20th Battalion, invalided to Canada 1918.
Private William Tucker, 141795, born Oakville, plater in St Catharines, enlisted Niagara 4 August 1915, 20th Battalion, wounded twice.
Private Alfred Turner, 141204, 20th Battalion, wounded twice, invalided to Canada 1918.
Private Percy D. D. Wagstaffe, 142303. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915. TOS 4th Battalion 8 February 1917. Demob Glen Williams.
Private Angus Gothier Walker, 643992, 20th Battalion.
† Private Alfred Warwick, Flamborough, transferred to the 5th Division Troops Canadian Army Service Corps, killed 11 August 1918, age 28. Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme.
Frederick H. Warwick.
† Private Dalton Louis Webb, 643347, 4th Battalion, wounded and missing 8 October 1916. Enlisted with 76th Battalion 11 November 1915, TOS 4th Bn 29 June 1916. Clerk, from Allandale. Son of Mr & Mrs John Webb of Allandale. Vimy Memorial.
John Bert Webb.
† Private Hudson Vincent Wheeler, 58057, labourer, attested in the 20th Battalion at Toronto, 8 January 1915, died 7 May 1917, age 20. Thiennes British Cemetery, France. Glenwilliams. Left with 76th, died from wounds. Georgetown Herald, 16 May 1917 [not in 76th book, number doesn’t fit]. Born Singhampton, 24 February 1896.
Lance Corporal Fred C. White. Milton. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Private Thomas White, Coppercliff, 142146, born Copperclifff.
† Lance Sergeant Robert Whitelaw, 142569, 20th Battalion, invalided to Canada 1918, died 14 December 1924. Corrigan.
† Private Gordon Stanley Wilder, 142147, 20th Battalion, died 9 April 1917.
Private N.H. Willard. Georgetown Herald, 15 September 1915.
Lance Corporal Ivor Williams, 141316, 20th Battalion.
Private Gordon Zeihr, 142378, 20th Battalion.
For more information:
E.R.J. Biggs, Historical Record of the 76th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Toronto: Hunter-Rose, ). Biggs was chaplain to the battalion, and had been chaplain to the Simcoe Foresters.
Good Bye for the present: the war letters of Harry Rumney 76th and 20th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-1916. East Georgian Bay Historical Foundation, 2006.
Photograph of No. 13 Platoon.
Photograph of No. 14 Platoon at Niagara Camp, 26 October 1915.
Photograph of the 76th Battalion at Niagara-on-the-Lake, from Niagara Falls Public Library.
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