DIVISIONAL UNIT: 3rd Canadian Infantry Division
9th Infantry Brigade
58th Battalion - Central Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 654302
RESIDENCE: Benmiller – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: September 9, 1894
Colborne Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: November 1, 1918 24 years 1 month
CEMETERY: Bramshott (St. Mary’s) Churchyard – Bramshott –
Hampshire – England
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FATHER: Mr. Martin Mugford – Benmiller - Ontario
Occupation: Farming Religion: Methodist
Enlistment: Clinton – January 19, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 21 years 4 months
The S.S. Lapland departed Canada and carried the 161st Battalion overseas to England arriving on November 11, 1916. On November 30th, he transferred to the 58th Battalion and then went overseas into France in early December. He joined his unit already in the field on December 23, 1916.
From early February of 1917 he went through bouts of illness and suffered from Pyrexia of unknown origin (fever). He was invalided to England and Taken off Strength of the 58th Battalion on April 18, 1918. Then he was sent to the 2nd Canadian Convalescent Depot on August 15th. On October 23, 1918, he moves to 1st Canadian Command Depot.
Private Mugford had contacted influenza and while he was in No 12 Canadian General Hospital in Bramshott, England he succumbed to this illness on November 1, 1918.