John Gordon Bosher



Sep 18, 1891

Born at Oakville Ontario


Mar 4, 1911

Married to Fanny Webster at Hamilton Ontario


Jul 28, 1915

Attested into the 76th Battalion at Hamilton Ontario 

Ø      Number 141122

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs JG (Fanny) Bosher (wife) of 78 Robert St, Hamilton Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Teamster

Ø      Previous military experience given as the 13th Royal Regiment “G” Coy

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to #1 Platoon, “A” Company


Oct 1, 1915

Embarked the SS Scandinavian at Montreal Quebec



Oct 10, 1915

Disembarked in England and absorbed into the 39th Reserve Battalion


Oct 23, 1915

Admitted to Hospital at Frensham Hill diagnosed with Onychia of left big toe (an ingrown toe nail)


Nov 15, 1915

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood, Wokingham and toe nail was removed


Nov 30, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Dec 22, 1915

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal


Feb 19, 1916

Reverts to rank of Pte at own request in order to proceed to France. 

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Feb 21, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 12, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at La Clytte cleaning up after being in the front line


Apr 5, 1916

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Nervous Disability


Apr 6, 1916

Transferred to No 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) and diagnosis changed to read Neurasthenia (Shell Shock)


Apr 7, 1916

Transferred via No 5 Ambulance Train to No 25 General Hospital at Hardelot


Apr 20, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Apr 28, 1916

Declared fit for duty and discharged to Base Details


May 3, 1916

TOS No 3 Canadian Base Depot at Boulogne


May 4, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


May 6, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Corps Reserve at the “B” Camp carrying out training exercises and supplying fatigue parties


Jun 11, 1916

Attached to the Camp Commandant at Dickebush for Traffic Control duty


Aug 17, 1916

Attached to 2nd Canadian Division Salvage Coy for duty


Jan 17, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 2, 1917

At duty from leave


Jul 28, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Sep 9, 1917

Joined the 2nd Division Training Battalion for duty


Sep 23, 1917

Returned to the 2nd Canadian Division Salvage Coy for duty


Nov 6, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Mar 16, 1918

Rejoined the Division Salvage Coy


Dec 30, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England


Jan 12, 1919

Admitted to the Canadian General Military Hospital at Orpington while on leave and diagnosed with a Gluteal Abscess 

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Mar 6, 1919

Admitted to the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Cooden Camp, Bexhill


Mar 14, 1919

Discharged to duty with the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 5, 1919

Posted to MD 2 at Rhyl pending return to Canada


Apr 16, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool


TOS No 2 District Depot at Toronto Ontario


Apr 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Hamilton Ontario


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Hamilton Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 154298

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 55 Francis St, Hamilton Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge Cpl


Nov 20, 1927

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 54 Mars Ave, Hamilton Ontario


Jun 29, 1952

Divorce registered at Hamilton Ontario 

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