Barnard, John Photo
Rank Private
Service # 189680
Unit # 91st, 186th, 18th
Resident Murkirk
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

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.


Sources IODE, Chatham Daily News (24-05-1919), Chatham Daily Planet (25-05-1919), Centennial Chatham 1895-1995 - John Rhodes, Discharged - Medically Unfit (16-06-1919)
Height 5' 71/2''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 28
Complexion Fair
Hair Fair
Race White
Birthplace Essex, England
Religion Protestant
Last Place of Employment Mull
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info March 10th, 1917, Christ Church, Chatham, Ontario
When Enlisted December 1915
Where Enlisted Ridgetown, Ontario
Allowance from Patriotic Fund $5.00 per month
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. Ethel Barnard, Chatham.

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