Harry Newton Aime


Mar 19, 1893

Born at Ridgeville Manitoba


Dec 17, 1915

Attested into the 222nd Battalion at Emerson Manitoba 

Ø      Number 291466

Ø      Next of kin given as Margaret Aime (mother) of Emerson PO, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 months with the 79th Camerons, Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

 For some reason, he gave his birth date as March 19, 1883 on Attestation


Nov 13, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Nov 20, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 31, 1916

Transferred to 19th Reserve Battalion


Jan 1, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 19th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 18, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 19, 1917

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Sep 25, 1917

Left 2 CIBD for the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Sep 26, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C


Oct 1, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Villers au Bois France cleaning up and carrying on training exercises 

Although not mentioned in the service file, a note in The Communiqué (post war newsletter of the 21st Battalion Association) makes note of him being in the Signals Section


Nov 2, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade for duty


Nov 15, 1917

Returned to the 21st Battalion from attachment


Dec 17, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Oct 28, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 20, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Feb 11, 1919

Attached to the 2nd Division Military Transport Company


Feb 25, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from 2nd Div MT Coy


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre


Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at Witley Camp for processing pending return to Canada


May 15, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 277369

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Emerson Manitoba

Ø      Rank on discharge Pte 

There is no medals card in the copy of the service file supplied to me, but he would have received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal sometime after January 1920 

A letter to friends in 1955 indicates that he was living in Calmar Alberta

He died in 1985 and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Edmonton Alberta 

Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Kepke of the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness organization

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