Jack Bevis

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Feb 22, 1886

Born at Fareham England to Eliza Ann and Charles Bevis


Apr 22, 1911

Embarked the SS Southwark at Liverpool England

He gave his occupation as Farm Labourer


May 4, 1911

Disembarked at Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Oct 4, 1917

Medical examination performed at Kingston Ontario under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917.  He was declared fit for service


Jan 11, 1918

Conscripted for service in the 1st Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) under the MSA at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 4020901

o       This was changed from 3055901

Ø      Address given as 231 Barrie St, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles Bevis, father, of Chiphall, Wickham, Fareham Hants, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Driller

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jan 22, 1918

Embarked the SS Scotian at Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the 1st Depot Battalion EOR 2nd Draft

Note that the ship did not sail until January 27th


Feb 6, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford.  On arrival there the draft was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 7th Reserve Battalion


Feb 15, 1918

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France, and TOS the 21st Battalion


Aug 13, 1918

Left the CIBD to join the Battalion


Aug 15, 1918

Pte Bevis joined the 21st Battalion Rear Details near Rosieres-en-Santerre as the Battalion was under a gas attack at Foquescourt.  He was part of a draft of 48 reinforcements


Aug 28, 1918

Killed in Action during heavy artillery fire in the Sensee River Valley

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery
Haucourt France 

Note that the remains of 2 soldiers are buried in the grave.  Pte Bevis is the one above. 

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs Eliza Ann Bevis, at Chiphall, Wickham Hants, England.

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Charles Bevis at the same address 

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