Private John Bernard went overseas with the 186th. Battalion, and after training in England, proceeded to France September 27th, 1917. He received a gunshot wound in the shoulder November 10th, and was removed to Stowbridge Hospital, England, later convalescing at Epsom.
Transferred to the 4th Reserve Battalion at Witley May 26th, 1918. Taken on strength of 18th. Battalion August 4th, 1918, when he transferred to M.D. No. 1 London. June 23rd, 1919 transferred to the S.C.R. Queen Alexandria Sanatorium, London,, Ontario.
Discharged June 26th, 1919 medically unfit – Trouble – Gunshot wound in the shoulder, back and chest, which has since developed in to T.B.