George Paudash

Information supplied by Brian Paudash


Jul 20, 1890

Born at Hiawatha Ontario


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59778 (temporary number 974)

Ø      Next of kin given as Margaret Paudash (wife) of Hiawatha Ontario

Ø      Occupation given as “Tinsmith”

Ø      Previous military experience given as “1 year in the 40th Regiment”

Ø      Religion given as “Wesleyan”


May 6, 1915

Embarked the SS Metagama at Montreal for England



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp


Jun 6, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone and disembarked at Havre, France


Dec 26, 1915

Promoted to rank of Corporal to replace Hugh Norton Taylor on his promotion


May 1, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 10, 1916

Returned from leave


Jul 10, 1916

Admitted to 4th CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 5 CFA with acute appendicitis


Jul 12, 1916

Transferred to No 2 Divisional Rest Station


Jul 19, 1916

Transferred to North Midland CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jul 20, 1916

Transferred to DRS (Divisional Rest Station) Mont de Cote with Gastritis


Jul 26, 1916

Transferred to No 50 CCS then admitted to Northern CCS


Aug 1, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Aug 9, 1916

Declared fit and discharged to Base Details, Boulogne


Aug 12, 1916

Admitted to No 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Havre, and TOS CBD from Boulogne


Aug 13, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) CBD on being sent to No 7 S. Hospital


Aug 14, 1916

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Bronchitis


Aug 21, 1916

Discharged from No 6 CFA


Aug 28, 1916

Sent to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Center) at Folkestone, England, aboard the Hospital Ship Maheno with a diagnosis of Cholesystitis. (an inflammation of the Gall Bladder)


Aug 31, 1916

TOS CCAC Folkestone and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol


Sep 10, 1916

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bearwood, Wokingham


Oct 24, 1916

Discharged from Bearwood Hospital for CCAC duty


Oct 25, 1916

Departed from Bearwood for CCAC Sandringham


Oct 28, 1916

Medical Board at CCAC Shoreham confirms “Chronic Cholesystitis” 

Complains of vomiting and pain in the Gall Bladder area 

Board recommends that he be sent to Moore Barracks Hospital for “Diagnosis and Treatment”


Nov 1, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe with inflammation of Gall Bladder


Nov 15, 1916

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Dec 14, 1916

Transferred to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe


Dec 24, 1916

Transferred to the Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington


Jan 4, 1917

Discharged from Ontario Military Hospital to CCAC for duty


Jan 5, 1917

Detailed to CCAC Hastings


Jan 9, 1917

Note: This report is dated January 9, 1915.  Given the date and location, this must be in error.  The report was stamped as being approved on January 11, 1917, so one must assume that proper date for the examination should be January 9, 1917. 

Medical Board at CCAC Hastings notes 

Ø      Debility noted as “Intercostal Neuralgia”

Ø      Makes note of symptoms and treatment to date

Ø      Rules the symptoms are caused from cold and exposure, as well as the nervous strain of front line service

Ø      Patient described as “Pale, well built, thin, nervous and worried looking

Ø      Although the examining physician declared him to be fit for Base Duty, the Board recommended he be invalided to Canada


Jan 14, 1917

Admitted to the infirmary at Hastings then transferred to the No 8 Stationary Hospital at Hastings


Feb 2, 1917

Discharged No 8 Stationary Hospital and SOS to Canada for discharge 

Embarked the SS Missanabie for Canada  (Note:  the Missanabie was torpedoed and sunk off Kinsale Ireland in 1918)


Feb 13, 1917

Disembarked at Montreal


Feb 19, 1917

Medical Board at the Discharge Depot in Quebec records 

Ø      Patient complains pain in right side

Ø      Right side of chest very tender

Ø      Ex-rays show kidney and gall bladder normal

Ø      Other symptoms normal

Ø      Probable duration of disability to be 2 to 3 months

Ø      Recommends sending him to a convalescent house


Feb 23, 1917

TOS “C” Unit at Elmhurst Hospital Kingston and treated as an outpatient 14 days.  (essentially granting him leave)


Apr 2, 1917

Treated as an outpatient for an additional 21 days


Apr 28, 1917

At Elmhurst hospital


May 3, 1917

Medical Board at Kingston records 

Ø      Disability – Neuralgia

Ø      Complains of pain over gall bladder recurring once or twice per week

Ø      There are no objective symptoms

Ø      Declared to be unfit for military service

Ø      Because the cause of the pain is indefinite, the board recommends he be hospitalized for observation and treatment


May 11, 1917

Admitted to Ongwanada Hospital Kingston with Gastritis


May 15, 1917

Discharged to duty


Jun 9, 1917

Discharged from Elmhurst


Jun 15, 1917

Discharged from Elmhurst care to No 3 Special Service Company


Jul 10, 1917

Admitted to Ongwanada Hospital Kingston with Rheumatism


Jul 17, 1917

Discharged to duty


Jul 31, 1917

A note in the pay records indicates he was absent without leave from July 31 to August 11.  There is no record of him being charged, but he was not paid for those days


Sep 6, 1917

Discharged at Barriefield Camp, Kingston Ontario by reason of “Compassionate Grounds”


Oct 23, 1917

Admitted to Ongwanada Hospital Kingston disease not determined


Oct 26, 1917

Discharged to duty



The Medals Card is missing from the file, but I found it in the file for Johnson Paudash.  It indicates that the British War Medal and the Victory Medal were dispatched to Hiawatha Ontario.  No date was shown.  I have placed a copy of the card in it’s proper place.


Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha
Peterborough County, Ontario


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