William Anderson

Information supplied by Brian Paudash


Mar 11, 1884

Born at Hiawatha Ontario


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 269

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Mary Paudash

Ø      Stated that he was single

Ø      Occupation given as “Laborer”

Ø      No previous military service recorded

Ø      Religion given as “Wesleyan”


Nov 11, 1914

Medical report records “Slight flat feet”


Jan 28, 1915

Admitted to Queen St Military Hospital with Rheumatism


Feb 6, 1915

Transferred to Kingston General Hospital and then discharged from hospital – recovered


Feb 22, 1915

Readmitted to Queen’s Military Hospital with Rheumatism


Feb 24, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Apr 1, 1915

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the battalion as “Med Unfit”


May 1, 1915

Medical Report compiled at “3rd Divisional Area” 

Ø      Disease stated as “Inflammatory Rheumatism”

Ø      Disease dated from Feb 22, 1915

Ø      Due to service and climate

Ø      No previous history of Rheumatism reported and his exposure was not exceptional

Ø      Has a slight heart lesion which is permanent

Ø      He has recovered and this should not interfere with him earning a full livelihood


May 3, 1915

Medical Board agrees with report filed and recommends his discharge – this recommendation has a “Third Divisional Area” stamp with the date “May 12, 1915” on it.


Jul 3, 1938

Deceased and buried at Hiawatha Ontario



Sep 12, 1938

Silver Cross sent to his mother, Mrs Mary J Paudash at RR #2 Keene Ontario



Even though he was struck off strength of the Battalion on April 1, and on one page of the file it states he was discharged on that date, the Medical Board did not recommend his discharge until May 3, 1915, and that is stamped May 12, 1915. 

Written by hand on the first page of his Attestation Papers is the following:

“Declared Med unfit by board held Kingston 2/5/15 with Inflammatory Rheumatism.  Letter 5/12/1915”

 There are no Discharge papers in the file.

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