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.