Edward Harold Addyman



Jun 24, 1894

Born in Plumstead, England to Ernest Harold and Florence (nee Allan) Addyman


Mar 31, 1901

Placed in St. Paul’s College, Stony Stratford, England as an orphaned student


May 5, 1906

Embarked the Empress of Britain as part of a group of 101 Home Children in the care of Fegan Homes.


May 12, 1906

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to the Fegan Home in Toronto, Ontario.  From here he was sent to a host family in Darlington, Ontario as a Farm Servant.


Oct 19, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 46th Durham Regiment, Canadian Militia


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Number 59002 (temporary number 722)

Ø      Next of kin given as W. Addyman,brother, c/o MC (Michigan Central) Railway

Ø      Previous occupation given as Groom

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England’

Ø      Assigned to “F” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter of 1914-15


Nov 12, 1914

Admitted to the Queen Street Military Hospital, Kingston, with inflamed tonsils


Nov 14, 1914

Discharged to duty from hospital


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


Jun 12, 1915

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital diagnosed with Bronchitis


Jul 9, 1915

Transferred to the Bevan Military Hospital


Aug 9, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 26, 1915

Transferred to the No. 8 Stationary Hospital in Rouen where surgery was performed to remove shrapnel from his left leg


Dec 8, 1915

Invalided to England

Admitted to the Bevan Military Hospital in Sandgate

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion while in hospital


Dec 11, 1915

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


Dec 13, 1915

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jan 18, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Mar 13, 1916

Transferred to the No. 2 CVH (Canadian Veterinary Hospital) at Shorncliffe


Jul 10, 1916

Transferred to the No. 5 CMVS (Canadian Military Veterinary Section) at Bramshott


Aug 13, 1916

Embarked for France


Aug 16, 1916

Disembarked in France


Jul 26, 1917

Attached to the No. 4 Canadian Divisional Train for duty


Oct 28, 1917

Ceased to be attached and returned to his unit


Oct 29, 1917

Granted leave to England


Nov 10, 1917

Returned from leave and joined the No. 4 CMVS


Nov 19, 1918

Granted leave until December 3, 1918


Dec 9, 1918

Rejoined his unit from leave


Apr 27, 1919

Proceeded to England


May 28, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Liverpool


Jun 4, 1919

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to London, Ontario


Jun 6, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in London

Ø      Rank on discharge Trooper

Ø      His unit is noted as Mobile Veterinary Section, attached to the 47th Battalion

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 262772

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 33 ½ Crawford Ave., Windsor, Ontario


Jan 1, 1920

Address given as 283 Second Ave., Detroit, Michigan, USA, with an occupation listed as an inspector in a factory


May 14, 1927

Married to Edith Sibbon Scott in Windsor, Ontario.  The marriage license shows his occupation as Clerk, living at 100 Lawrence Rd., Ford, Ontario (now part of Windsor).  One report has him employed as a Conductor for the MCRR (Michigan Central Railroad)


Apr 13, 1940

Finds him living at 3101 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit, Michigan and employed as a Screw Machine Operator in an Auto Plant

Edward Addyman retired from the Dodge Motor Car Company in 1956 and moved to Peterborough, Ontario, living at 239 George St., where he died in September, 1965


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