Oscar Wilmot Maybee





Sep 21, 1893

Born at Murray Township, Ontario (now part of the city of Trenton)


Feb 19. 1915

Attested into the 39th Battalion at Cobourg Ontario 

Ø      Number A12396 (later changed to 412396)

Ø      Next of kin given as Albert Oscar Maybee (father) of Brighton Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Jun 24, 1915

Embarked the SS Missanabie at Montreal Quebec



Jul 3, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England and proceeded to the Shorncliffe Camp


Aug 7, 1915

To be Acting Lance Sergeant with pay


Sep 3, 1915

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Oct 9, 1915

Attached to 5th CMR (Canadian Mounted Rifles) and detailed for duty at Brigade Headquarters


Nov 8, 1915

Admitted to Moore Barracks Military Hospital at Shorncliffe with Tonsillitis


Nov 18, 1915

Discharged to duty


Dec 15, 1915

TOS (Taken On Strength) of 17th Brigade HQ (British Unit) Shorncliffe, as a clerk


Mar 9, 1916

Attached to 8th Brigade CFA (Canadian Field Artillery) HQ Staff at Bramshott


May 25, 1916

Reverts to rank of Pte in order to proceed to France, and proceeded to West Sandling Camp


May 26, 1916

TOS 21st Battalion on arrival at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) Etaples France


May 30, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


Jun 1, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Dec 16, 1916

Awarded Good Conduct Badge


Dec 26, 1916

Proceeded on Map Reading Course


Jan 17, 1917

Wounded in chin and sent to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance)


Jan 18, 1917

Returned to duty from 5 CFA


Aug 4, 1917

Admitted to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with multiple shrapnel wounds to both legs and surgery performed to remove foreign body


Aug 10, 1917

Admitted to No 11 General Hospital


Aug 30, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Aug 31, 1917

Admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital at Oxford 

2 more operations performed to remove dead bone


Dec 25, 1917

Transferred to Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park


Mar 13, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital at Kirkdale


Apr 15, 1918

Discharged from hospital and invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Araguaya from Liverpool



Apr 25, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Apr 28, 1918

TOS Queen’s Military Hospital Casualty Company from the Clearing Depot


Apr 29, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until May 13, 1918


May 18, 1918

Admitted to Queen’s University Military Hospital at Kingston Ontario for treatment 

Additional surgery performed to remove dead bone from left leg


May 31, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until June 4, 1918


Jul 7, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until August 6, 1918


Dec 23, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until December 30, 1918


Jan 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Discharged as Medically Unfit

Ø      Requires further medical treatment

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Brighton Ontario

Ø      Character described as “Honest, Sober and Conscientious”


Jan 23, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Mar 29, 1919

Married Gertrude Annie Farguharson at Kingston Ontario


Oct 23, 1920

Deceased.  Buried in Jamaica, British West Indies (city and cemetery not known at this time)

Above from the Jamaican Gleaner, November 1, 1920


Nov 7, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to FS Douglas, Brighton Ontario 


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