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Those Who Came After The Original 500

William John Critch (1896-1971)
Regimental No: 4926

Donated by Linda Elkins-Schmitt


Enlisted: May 6, 1918
Embarked St. John's for Halifax, July 22, 1918, SS Columbella
Embarked for B.E.F Nov 23, 1918
Disembarked France Nov 28,1918
Joined battalion in field Jan 5, 1919
Admitted to hospital Rouen, Feb 2, 1919 ( influenza )
Transferred to UK, 1 Mar, 1919
Admitted to Wandsworth General Hosp, Mar 3, 1919 ( bronchitis )
Discharged Apr 3,1919 and furloughed until Apr 12, 1919
Posted to Winchester until May 22, 1919 demobilized
Arrived St. John's June 1, 1919 on S.S. Corsican

During the time Jack was away, his family moved from St Anthony to Springdale.
Among his papers there was a copy of a postal telegraph requesting his allotment be sent to Springdale.
The date on the stamp is May 30, 1918.

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