John Stewart Whyte

 

 

Feb 8, 1896

Born at Ottawa Ontario

 

Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

      Number 930

o       Because he did not travel to England with the Battalion he did not receive a permanent number.  Archives Canada shows his number as 930 and 59930, but that is in error, as someone at a later date assumed that the “59” was missing and wrote it in by hand.

      Next of kin given as Margaret R Whyte (mother) of 664 Maclaren St., Ottawa Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Clerk

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Presbyterian

      Assigned to No 4 Company

 

Dec 15, 1914

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl

 

Apr 1, 1915

Admitted to Kingston Military Hospital with Emphysema

 

Apr 26, 1915

Surgery performed to alleviate complications of Emphysema

 

Oct 6, 1915

Medical Board at Kingston Ontario notes 

      Diagnosis of Emphysema

      Drainage from previous surgery is still present

      Should return to full health 1 month after drainage ceases

      Recommends 1 month in Kingston Convalescent home

      Recommends he be discharged from the CEF as Medically Unfit

 There is no record of when he was transferred to Ottawa

 

Mar 15, 1916

Medical Board at Ottawa Ontario notes 

      Patient suffers poor lung capacity

      Earning capacity is reduced by about 50 percent

      Is only capable of light work

      Condition is expected to last at least 6 months

      Treatment in a convalescent home is indicated

 

Jun 15, 1916

Medical Board at Ottawa 

      Notes shallow breathing

      Makes note that condition was caused by exposure during service

      Condition expected to last at least 3 months

      Recommend that he be discharged from the CEF as Medically Unfit due to service

 

Aug 31, 1916

Discharged from Sir Sanford Fleming Convalescent Home and discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario

 

Aug 20, 1965

Deceased at Gracefield Quebec

 

The letter below appeared in the summer issue 1967, of The Communiqu


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