George Thomas Daniels


Jun 15, 1874

Born in Hornsey, London, England to George Thomas and Mary (nee Taplin) Daniels

 

Dec 25, 1898

Married to Bessie Sword in Wood Green, London, England

 

Jul 4, 1907

Embarked the SS Dominion with his wife and 4 children

 

 

Jul 14, 1907

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario

 

Mar 23, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario

 

Ø  Number 59234 (temporary number 1313)

Ø  Next of kin given as Bessie Daniels, wife, 15 Suburban Ct., Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Bricklayer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.

 

May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec

 

 

May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training

 

May 18, 1915

Posted to “C” Company

 

Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone

 

 

Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer

 

Jan 2, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Otitis Media.  He was transferred the same day to the Division Rest Station in Godewaersvelde, France

 

Jan 11, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station

 

Mar 9, 1916

While the battalion was in the front-line N & O trenches near Ridgewood, Belgium, Private Daniels reported sick to the battalion’s Medical Officer with a severe cough and difficulty breathing.  He was taken to the battalion’s dressing station in La Clytte to rest.

 

Mar 12, 1916

Evacuated to the nearby field ambulance then transported to a casualty clearing station in Bailleul, France for treatment

 

Mar 17, 1916

Transferred to the No. 23 General Hospital in Etaples with a diagnosis that reads Acute Nephritis

 

Mar 19, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Cambria

 

On arrival in England he was admitted to the Edinburgh War Hospital in West Lothian

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital

 

Mar 31, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Uxbridge.  While here he received a severe cut to his knee that required treatment.  There is no explanation in his file as to how this happened.

 

Jun 8, 1916

Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for 4 weeks of Physical Training

 

Nov 3, 1916

Attached to the CCTB (Canadian Casualty Training Battalion) in Shoreham

 

Nov 20, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

 

Nov 21, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion

 

Dec 6, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Daniels joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin, France as part of a draft of 7 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion

 

Dec 12, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the front-line trench west of Lens, France

 

Apr 24, 1917

Admitted to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne with a diagnosis that reads Diarrhea

 

May 3, 1917

Transferred to the No. 7 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne

 

May 8, 1917

Transferred to the No. 10 Convalescent Depot in Ecault

 

Jun 3, 1917

Transferred to the No. 3 Large Rest Camp in Boulogne

 

Jun 5, 1917

Discharged to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France

 

Jun 14, 1917

After leaving the base depot, Private Daniels joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin, France as part of a draft of 8 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion

 

Aug 20, 1917

After leaving the entrenching battalion he rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Fosse 10, resting after the attack on Hill 70

 

Nov 29, 1917

Granted 14 days leave

 

Dec 15, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave in the front lines east of Vimy Ridge

 

Oct 14, 1918

Admitted to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance with dental issues.  He was transferred to the No. 10 Canadian Field Ambulance, then to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)

 

Oct 17, 1918

Transferred to the No. 12 Stationary Hospital in St. Pol, France for treatment

 

Oct 28, 1918

After leaving the stationary hospital, Private Daniels rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Auberchicourt, France

 

Nov 16, 1918

Granted 14 days leave

 

Dec 23, 1918

Joined the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp in Aubin St. Vaast, France from leave

 

Jan 8, 1919

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Daniels rejoined the 21st Battalion in billets in Neunkirchen, Germany

 

Feb 15, 1919

Granted 9 days leave

 

Feb 24, 1919

Rejoined the battalion in billets in Ham-sur-Sambre, Belgium

 

Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France

 

On disembarking in England Private Daniels was posted to the “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada

 

May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool

 

 

May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario

 

May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279879

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 93 McGee St., Toronto, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 2 Busy St., Toronto, Ontario

 

Aug 17, 1967

George Thomas Daniels died while a patient in the East General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.  He was buried in the Pine Hills Cemetery, Toronto

 


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