Daniel Post

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772371
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Commemorated at: 
St. Paul's United Church, St. George Memorial Plaque
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Kent
Birth city: 
Tonbridge
Next of kin address: 
13 Bowes Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Farmer
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
26

Letters and documents

BX September 13, 1917

Received Word From Wounded – Mrs. S. Post has Four Sons in Khaki, Fifth Being Rejected – Keep Spirits Up

Two letters were received recently by Mrs. S. Post 13 Bowes Avenue, were recently reported in the casualty list as wounded and gassed. Mrs. Post has four sons in khaki, and a fifth tried, but was rejected. The letter from Daniel is as follows:

Dear Mother,

I suppose you are worrying your head off now since you heard that I am in hospital. Well there is no need to worry for I am feeling a lot better now, and my temperature has dropped from 105.6 to 97.2. I am still in bed, though, and the pains in the chest and head have gone away some, so don’t worry.

Today is visiting day and who do you think came to see me?  Why Uncle David and Auntie from Farnham. I wrote to them last night, and they got it this morning. They both look well, especially uncle. I am going to see them as soon as I get out. Aunt says she is going to write to you as soon as she gets home. They are coming again next Wednesday. We had a good two hours talk about all different things, and they brought me some flowers. I am enclosing some for you. Have you heard that David is in hospital?  Well here comes my sleeping powder. I am doped about every six hours, but don’t worry for there is no need to. Well good night from your son.

Daniel

BX August 20, 1917

Mrs. F. Post, 18 Bowes Avenue, received word this morning that her son, Private Daniel Post has been wounded and admitted to the first clearing station in France. He is reported as suffering from gas-shell wounds. Pte. Post has three brothers in uniform, two in France and one at Camp Borden ready to leave for overseas. One of those in France was wounded last September.

BX August 22, 1917

The name of Private Daniel Post, 18 Bowes Avenue, is given in the late casualty list today as having been wounded. The Expositor records show that Dan Post, Onondaga went overseas with the first overseas battalion from the 38th Dufferin Rifles and this is thought to refer to him. He was a single man and a farmer.

BX March 25, 1918

Brothers Home

Privates Daniel and David Post returned home last week after being gassed last August. They are sons of Mrs. S. Post, Bowes Avenue, and returned to Canada on the same boat. Both enlisted the same day, and were gassed within a week of each other. There is another brother in the trenches, also one with the Army Medical Corps in Toronto. The first three each received two-year good conduct stripes.