Friday, February 26, 2010

J. G. Gauld

According to his attestation papers dated November 20, 1915 at Toronto, John Gordon Gauld, Mimico, Ontario was born on August 2, 1893 in Mimico.  He listed his mother Janet ? Rose Gauld, Mimico as his next of kin.  He was a student and had no previous military experience.  He was 22 years and 3 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He had brown eyes and hair and a fair complexion.  He was Presbyterian.

He was the cousin of Gordon and William Gauld.

The following entry appears in the University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918:

Gauld, John Gordon; b.a. University Coll. 1916, Knox.

5th Univ. Coy., p.p.c.l.i., Pte., Nov. 1915; L-Cpl., Cpl., Sergt., c.s.M.; 58th Bn.,Lieut., Nov. 1916; France, Dec. 1916; Capt.; Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele; Wounded, Avion, June 26, 1917, and Passchendaele, Oct. 28, 1917; Siberian Ex. F.,Gen. Base, Capt. and Adjt., Sept. 1918; Siberia; m.c. Avion, June 26, 1917.

Interestingly, he appears to have been involved in the Canadian intervention in the Russian Civil War serving in Siberia.

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