Thursday 9 December 2010

Private Francis Jerome McIntyre

Born on 26 July 1893 in Admaston, Ontario - husband of Clara F. McIntyre, Haley Station and North Bay, Ontario - son of James and Jane McIntyre, Admaston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; weight of 142 pounds; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 25 November 1915 (number 788524) - embarked for overseas at Halifax on 23 September 1916 - disembarked at Liverpool on 6 October 1916 - taken on the strength of the 12th Battalion, CEF, in West Sandling on 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in West Sandling on 14 November 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in Le Havre on 15 November 1916 - left Le Havre to join the 38th in the field on 20 November 1916 - joined the 38th in the field on 21 November 1916 - sentenced to 10 days of Field Punishment No.1 on 21 December 1916 for "not complying with an order" issued on 19 December 1916 - wounded near Lens by shrapnel to the leg on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England and posted to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford on 2 July 1917 - admitted to the War Hospital at Huddersfield on 3 July 1917 - transferred to the Can. Com. Hospital in Monks Horton on 1 September 1917 - transferred to No.4 Canadian General Hospital in Basingstoke on 22 September 1917 - attached to the 3rd Canadian Command Depot in Seaford on 30 November 1917 - discharged to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford on 20 February 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion in Seaford on 4 April 1918 - left for and joined the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp in the field on 7 April 1918 - left for the 38th Battalion in the field on 14 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion in the field on 20 April 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 when he took gunshot wounds to the hip, head and abdomen - taken to the No.22 Casualty Clearing Station but died of his wounds there the same day - buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, France (grave III.C.36).

Recommended for a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, 29th Sept 1918."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, digitized personnel file, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, box 6904-55; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour Register",; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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