Lennius Lado Bates



Dec 16, 1873

Born in Glen Elbe, Ontario to Charles Bruce and Sophia (nee Broad) Bates


Nov 4, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles, Canadian Militia


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59041 (temporary number 45)

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles Bruce Bates, father, Athens, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company

o       He was later transferred to “C” Company 

He lied about his age on attesting, stating that he was born in 1875, rather than his actual birth year of 1873 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Mar 30, 1915

Qualified to receive extra pay as a Shoemaker


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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 13, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment #1 for being drunk at 5.00 pm while in billets in La Clytte, Belgium


Feb 15, 1916

Attached to the CORCC (Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps) for duty


Apr 20, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion


Sep 16, 1916

During fighting at Courcelette, he received a gun shot wound to his left knee and admitted first to a field ambulance, then transferred to a casualty clearing station for treatment


Sep 22, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Denis



On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1st Western General Hospital, Fazackerley, Liverpool


Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Nov 1, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton and Myalgia was added to the diagnosis


Feb 13, 1917

Discharged from hospital with a recommendation that he be discharged from the army as permanently unfit for service because of the Myalgia and his age


Feb 15, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Mar 3, 1917

It was decided that he could still contribute and he was transferred to the 4th Labour Battalion


Mar 14, 1917

The 4th Labour Battalion embarked the SS Donegal in Southampton


Mar 15, 1917

Disembarked in Le Havre, France and proceeded to the Large Rest Camp


Mar 20, 1917

The battalion moved to Ouderdom, Belgium and began work on the light railroad system


Jul 21, 1917

Promoted to the rank of Corporal


Aug 4, 1917

Admitted to the No. 57 Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Myalgia


Aug 7, 1917

Transferred to the No. 53 Casualty Clearing Station


Aug 8, 1917

Admitted to the 57th Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Myalgia and transferred the same day via the No. 17 AT (Ambulance Train)


Aug 9, 1917

Admitted to the No. 18 General Hospital, Dannes Camiers


Aug 16, 1917

Transferred to the No. 6 Convalescent Depot in Etaples


Aug 20, 1917

Transferred to the No. 5 Convalescent Depot in Cayeux


Sep 16, 1917

Discharged from the convalescent depot and TOS (Taken On Strength) the CGBD (Canadian Garrison Base Depot) for temporary base duty


Sep 24, 1917

A Medical Board in Etaples declares him “Unfit for service in France” because of his age and Myalgia


Oct 14, 1917

Posted to the 1st QRD (Quebec Regimental Depot) in Shoreham


Nov 21, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton, pending return to Canada


Dec 6, 1917

Embarked the SS Justicia in Liverpool


Dec 19, 1917

Disembarked in New York City, New York, USA and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario where he was posted to the #3 Special Service Company


Jan 29, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Corporal

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Athens, Ontario 

Following his discharge the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Athens, Ontario


Jun 10, 1944

Lennius Bates died in the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston from Broncho Pneumonia and buried in the Sandhill Cemetery, Battersea, Ontario

His wife, Pearl, is also buried in this cemetery


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