WW1 Service Files

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Date: 1 Jun 1876 to 15 Sep 1916
Location: Francemap
Surnames/tags: Loghrin Jeffrey Monteith
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Summary of WW1 Service for Sam Loghrin and Don Jeffrey

Sam and Don were half brothers; both were sons of Fanny Monteith.
Sam was born on June 1, 1876 in Eramosa Township; Don was born Feb. 8, 1894 in Stratford.

Date Re: Note Reference
Nov 4, 1914 Sam Noted as his enlistment date in service records Service Records
1915 **********
Apr 29 18th Arrive at West Sanding Camp, Shorncliffe, Kent, England War Diary
May 7 Sam "...Loghrin, ... report to O.C. 17th Batt. for" Physical Training and Bayonet Fighting at Napier Barracks, Shorncliffe. War Diary
May 20 Sam Signed up having served 17 years with 28th Perth Infantry and 1 year with 21st Essex Attestation papers
Jul 16 Don Enlisted at Niagara as Private to 37th Bat. and transferred to 17th Reserve Batt. S.R. & W.D.
Sep 1 Don Transferred to 18th Batt. ; Sam and Don are now together. S.R. & W.D.
Sep 14 18th Embark for France; about 10:55 pm "struck by friendly destroyer. No damage" War Diary
Sep 15 18th 4:55 am Arr. Boulogne, France and marched to rest camp War Diary
Sep 15 18th 5:00 pm marched to B-station and entrained; Arr. Omer, France 10:00 pm. Marched to Renescure: Arr. 2:00 am Sep 16. War Diary
Sep. 16 18th Dep. Renescure and marched to Eecke, France. Arr. 7:00 pm. Sep 17 inspected and addressed by Maj. Gen. Alderson. W.D. & Alderson Paper
Sep. 19 18th Inspected by H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught. War Diary
Sep 21 18th Lv. Eecke and march to Dranouter, Belgium via Bailleul War Diary
18th Arr. at 5:00 pm. "D Company were sent to R E Farm as working party", east of Dranouter - close to Ypres. War Diary
Sep 25 18th Batt. called out to Reserve Trenches (first time in trenches) War Diary
18th Batt. mans trenches at locations: Ridgewood, Viestraat, La Clyte, Hallebast and R.E. Farms War Diary
Oct 17 18th "Visited Ypres in the afternoon; it was being shelled." War Diary
Nov 14 Don Appointed Lance Corporal in the field. Service Records
Dec 19 18th "Ridgewood - A gas attack was attempted this morning on an Imperial (French) Division (49th). The gas was not thick on our front but sufficient to make the eyes water." War Diary
1916 **********
Feb 13 Sam 9 day leave: returned Feb 23rd. S.R. & W.D.
Mar 27 18th The Battle of St. Eloi Craters begins - 1st major battle of the 2nd Canadian Division (which includes the 18th Battalion) Battle Record
Apr 10 Don Gun Shot Wound, left arm severe, during the Battle of St. Eloi Craters Service Records
Apr 15 Don Admitted to No. 5 British Red Cross Hospital Service Records
May 11 Don Discharged form hospital; rejoined unit on May 22nd Service Records
May 26 Sam 9 days leave to Scotland; returned May 31st S.R. & W.D.
Jun 2 Sam Ill with influenza: Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO); medical term usually applied to Trench Fever S.R. & W.D.
Jun 4 SamTransferred to No. 12 Casualty Clearing Station (C.S.S.); rejoins unit "In the Field", June 12th S.R. & W.D.
Jun 22 Don Promoted to Corporal in the field Service Records
Jul 1 Sam Appointed Acting or Temporary Major whilst commanding a company - order dated Oct. 10, 1916 Service Records
Jul 9 Don Made a will leaving everything to his parents Service Records
Aug 24 18th March to Steenvoorde, France “4th Canadian Brigade move as a whole” War Diary
Aug 26 18thMarch through France: Cassel, Noordpeene, Millian?, Watten, Nordasques, Tournehem. Arr. Aug. 28 War Diary
Aug 30 18th Issued with Lee Enfield rifles in place of Ross Mark III. (Underlined in diary!) War Diary
Sep 4 18th Train to Auxi-le-Chateau. March to: Cramont, Bonneville?, Hérissart, Vadindourt, Albert. Arr. Sept. 9 War Diary
Sep 14 18th Moved in fighting order from Brickfields. Took up position on right of frontage allotted to 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade. 18th on the right, 20th centre, 21st left. War Diary
Sep 15 18th “6:24 am Battalion attacked German front and second lines” War Diary
Sep 15 Samuel Loghrin and Donald Jeffrey killed in action on the first day of Battle of Flers-Courcelette S.R. & W.D.

  • Credit to Michael Jeffrey Loghrin who did much of the research for this record.

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