Lewis Edwin Taylor

21st Battalion CEF

 

 

 

 

Jan 4, 1896

Born at Bobcaygeon Ontario

 

Dec 10, 1915

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Bobcaygeon Ontario 

     Number 725540

     Next of kin given as Mrs Thomas (Martha) Taylor (mother) of Bobcaygeon Ontario

     Previous occupation given as Farmer

     No previous military experience given

     Religion given as Methodist

     Assigned to “C” Company

 

Jul 6, 1916

Particulars of Family form filled in: 

     Stated to be single

     Father not alive

     Mother alive – Martha Taylor of Bobcaygeon Ontario

     No children

 

Jul 24, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia

  

 

Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp

 

Oct 5, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to the 21st Battalion

 

Oct 6, 1916

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

 

Oct 20, 1916

Left to join unit

 

Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve in the Bully Grenay area

 

Dec 25, 1916

Returned to duty from Sniping Course 

There is no date given for his departure to go on the course

 

Aug 8, 1917

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to the Divisional Rest Station with a GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to right elbow

 

Aug 16, 1917

Transferred to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers

 

Aug 25, 1917

Transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen

 

Sep 5, 1917

Transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot

 

Sep 14, 1917

Discharged from Convalescent Depot and TOS No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples and assigned to “A” Company (for rehabilitation)

 

Sep 27, 1917

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) and joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion

 

Dec 14, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Field 

The Battalion was in the front line in the Acheville Section

 

Dec 24, 1917

Granted 14 days leave

 

Jan 8, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave

 

Mar 4, 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA with wounds to left thigh and left hand, then transferred to No 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)

 

Mar 5, 1918

Transferred via No 35 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 22 General Hospital

 

Mar 12, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen

  

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while recovering from wounds 

Admitted to Red Cross Military Hospital at St Leonard’s, Eastbourne

 

May 22, 1918

Developed symptoms of Tuberculosis, Pleurisy and Peritonitis.  Transferred to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Sussex.  His case history on admission states: 

     Complains of pain across whole abdomen, nausea and vomiting at times.

     Feels very weak

     Constipated

     Symptoms have persisted for past 3 weeks

     Father died of TB

     In December of 1917 suffered from cramps in bowel for 2 weeks and has felt weak ever since

     Suffered from Shrapnel wounds in France but those wounds have healed

 

Jun 28, 1918

Transferred to Canadian Special Hospital at Lenham, Kent

 

Jul 11, 1918

Medical Board at Lenham recommends that patient be invalided to Canada for treatment of Tuberculosis

 

Sep 20, 1918

Invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.  Embarked the Hospital Ship Neuralia at Liverpool

  

 

Oct 1, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario

 

Oct 4, 1918

Posted to QMH (Queen’s Military Hospital) Casualty Company at Kingston Ontario and admitted to Hospital

 

Oct 9, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until October 23, 1918

 

Oct 24, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until November 2, 1918

 

Dec 23, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until December 30, 1918

 

Jan 4, 1919

Admitted to QMH Kingston with cough and loss of weight.  Treated with extra diet and Syrup

 

Jan 9, 1919

Medical Board at QMH Kingston notes: 

     Has history of being easily fatigued in France

     Developed Pleurisy with Effusion while in hospital recovering from wounds

     Lost weight while in hospitals in England but is regaining lost weight now

     Appetite and general condition good

     Shrapnel wounds have all healed

     No further treatment is recommended but outdoor life in the country is preferable

     Condition is probably permanent

     Recommend patient be discharged from the service with a pensionable disability due to service

 

Jan 15, 1919

Discharged from Hospital to the Casualty Company at MD (Military District) #3, Kingston

 

Jan 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

     Proposed residence on discharge – Bobcaygeon Ontario

     Discharged as Medically Unfit for further service

 

Feb 22, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to c/o T Vascor at Clark’s Crossing, Saskatchewan

 

Dec 13, 1982

Deceased at Port Hope Ontario

 


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