William Beveridge



Aug 13, 1885

Born in Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland


Apr 26, 1913

Embarked the SS Saturnia in Glasgow, Scotland


May 7, 1913

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded by train to Peterborough, Ontario


Oct 3, 1917

Medical examination conducted under the MSA (Military Service Act of 1917) in Peterborough, Ontario.  He was found fit for service


Jan 15, 1918

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 3056183

Ø      Next of kin given as Mary Beveridge, mother, 8 Cobden St., Alva Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to the 3rd Draft


Feb 5, 1918

Admitted to the Nicholls and St. Joseph Hospital in Peterborough with a diagnosis that reads La Grippe


Feb 11, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Feb 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Mar 4, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Aug 9, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 13, 1918

Left the CIBD to join his unit


Aug 15, 1918

Joined the rear details of the 21st Battalion at Marcelcave as part of a draft of 48 reinforcements and posted to “C” Company.  He joined the main part of the battalion 2 days later when they were relieved from the front line trenches


Dec 13, 1918

The battalion marched across the Bonn Bridge and entered Germany as part of the occupying force and then proceeded to Seigburg.


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia in Havre, France

On arrival in England he was posted to “P” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) Witley for processing prior to returning to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool


May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the battalion proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277444

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 151 Stewart St., Peterborough, Ontario 

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 264 Wolfe St., Peterborough, Ontario


His British War Medal is pictured below.  The Victory Medal is missing and if you know the location, please contact the webmaster

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