John James Gould, Pte

Map point:  Gooderham - birthplace

Date of birth: 23 Jun 1892

Birthplace: Gooderham

Occupation and residence on enlistment: Grain buyer, Gooderham

Enlistment date and place:  29 Apr 1916, Glamorgan township

Regimental service #: 724286

Battalion: 109th Victoria & Haliburton Overseas Battalion C.E.F. / 51st Battalion

Notes on war service: He served in England and was "struck off strength" in Sept 1916 because of pains in his legs and swelling in his knees and ankles. He had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for the last few years and chronic myalgia.  He was sent back to Canada on the Scandinavian on 5 Jan 1917, admitted to the Spadina Military Hospital and in Jun 1917 was admitted to Whitby Military Hospital. He was discharged in August 1917. Notes in his service file say that the condition apparently was caused by his exposure to cold and wet during boyhood as he was then employed driving logs down the Burnt River.

Killed in action?  No

Notes on life after the war:  Addresses in his military file include Antler, Saskatchewan / Waskada, Manitoba / 122 Winchester St, Toronto.

Link to digitized service file at Library & Archives Canada

Link to Settlers of Highlands East Family Tree website

Information submitted by: Adele Espina

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