Edward Dudley "Ted" Bind Sr.

Sep 24, 1885

Born in Birmingham, England to Joseph Susman and Rebecca (nee Levi) Bind


Oct 19, 1914

Edward Bind attempted to enter the USA at Buffalo, New York to seek work.  His entry into the country was denied


Mar 15, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Lindsay, Ontario

Ø  Number 59067 (temporary number 1302)

Ø  Next of kin given as Joseph Susman Bind, father, 232 Pershore Rd., Birmingham, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Designer

o   Later noted as Die Sinker

Ø  Previous military experience given as Officer’s Training Corps, Birmingham, England

Ø  Religion given as Jewish

Ø  Posted to “C” Company

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


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


Jul 23, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Jul 25, 1915

Reported for duty and forfeited 2 days pay for his absence


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 22, 1915

Proceeded on course to the Bombing School


Nov 28, 1915

Rejoined the battalion from Bombing Course


May 22, 1916

Granted leave to England


May 27, 1916

While on leave he was married to May Selena Hodder.  Her address was given as 204 Stoney Lane, Sparkhill, Birmingham


May 30, 1916

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital in Shorncliffe while on leave with diagnosis that reads Bronchitis.  He reported that he had received an accidental blow to his nose the previous month while on a work party but did not report it as he thought it was minor and he carried on.

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


Jun 19, 1916

Transferred to the Westcliffe Eye and Ear Hospital in Folkstone and the diagnosis was changed to read Nasal Obstruction. 


Jun 21, 1916

Surgery was performed to repair a broken nose and open his nasal passage


Aug 14, 1916

Medical Officer reports his breathing has improved but the patient displays nervous symptoms and he is unfit for general service.

Discharged to light duty from hospital


Aug 15, 1916

Attached to the Westcliffe Hospital for light duty


Mar 11, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and remained attached to the Westcliffe Hospital for duty


May 8, 1917

Transferred to and Taken On Strength the Westcliffe Hospital for duty


Jul 27, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal


Oct 14, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Jan 2, 1918

Medical Board recommends 3 months light duties due to difficulty in breathing from a nasal obstruction


Mar 23, 1918

Granted 9 days leave


Mar 4, 1919

Transferred to the CAMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps) and posted to the Casualty Company in Shorncliffe


Mar 17, 1919

Medical Board in Shorncliffe notes

Ø  Suffers from constant cough (no sign of TB)

Ø  Unable to breath through his nose

Ø  Suffers from constant discomfort and bleeding

Ø  Distinct evidence of Bronchial irritation

Ø  Nasal passages partially obstructed

Ø  Bridge of nose deviates to the right side

Ø  Symptoms expected to persist for at least 6 months

Ø  No treatment is recommended

The Board made no recommendations


Apr 11, 1919

Attached to the No. 1 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


May 10, 1919

Embarked the SS Scandinavian in Liverpool



May 18, 1919

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and Taken On Strength the Quebec Depot Clearing Service Command


May 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Quebec City

Ø  Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 303663

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Toronto, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 279 College St., Toronto, Ontario

Edward Bind became an Optometrist in Toronto and in 1937 is listed as the Secretary to the Dominion of Canada Optometric Association.  His address is shown as 36 St. Clair Ave., West, Toronto, Ontario

In 1938 he was elected as the Vice President of the Toronto Club of the 21st Battalion Association.


Sep 11, 1950

Edward Bind died while a patient in the Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto of a Cerebral Hemorrhage and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto



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