George Scott Stanton Bowerbank

Feb 13, 1884

Born at Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Temporary number 5643

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of Kin given as Mrs. Grace M Bowerbank (wife) of 157 King Street, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Bank Accountant”

Ø      Previous military experience given as “14 Regiment”

Ø      Religion given as “Church of England”

o       Note:  Even though the Attestation papers are dated November 11, 1914, the medical portion was not signed until April 29, 1915

o       It should also be noted that the Commanding Officer’s Certificate is dated November 11, 1914 on the copy in the service file, the copy which LAC has posted online is dated April 29, 1915.  Neither copy is marked as an original.


Jan 13, 1915

Separation Allowance of $30 per month given to wife 

Noted to be in No 2 Company


May 1, 1915

Pay Assignment of $20 per month made to his wife 

Noted to be in “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Nov 6, 1915

Returned to duty from Trench Warfare School


Dec 25, 1915

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to the Divisional Rest Station at Mont Noir


Jan 7, 1916

Discharged to duty


Feb 21, 1916

Granted leave of absence


Mar 2, 1916

Returned from leave


Jun 5, 1916

Granted leave to June 13, 1916


Jun 13, 1916

Returned to duty from leave


Jul 19, 1916

Promoted to be Temp Capt, authorized by London Gazette November 28, 1916, replacing Capt Hopkins


Aug 28, 1916

Transferred to HQ CTD Shorncliffe on appointment as “Bombing Instructor”.  TOS CTD, posted to GL (General List) and attached to 39th Battalion


Sep 22, 1916

Promoted to be Acting Major, authorized by RO 3146 by Maj Gen HE Burstall, replacing Capt Pense.


Oct 5, 1916

Ceases to be attached to 39th Battalion on returning to 21st Battalion in the Field


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived from England as a Reinforcement


Dec 22, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 3, 1917

Leave extended to January 5, 1917 on compassionate grounds


Jan 7, 1917

Returned to duty from leave


Jan 20, 1917

Admitted to No 5 CFA with a shrapnel wound which grazed his right arm.  He was treated and released the same day


Mar 12, 1917

Awarded the MC (Military Cross) LG #29981



Jun 22, 1917

Proceeded to 2nd Canadian Division School as an Instructor


Jun 30, 1917

Admitted to No 58 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with PUO


Jul 2, 1917

Admitted to Duchess of Westminster Hospital at Le Touquet with PUO, then transferred to No 1 Red Cross Hospital.


Jul 20, 1917

Discharged to the Reinforcement Camp at Etaples


Jul 21, 1917

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)


Aug 5, 1917

Left CIBD for unit


Aug 8, 1917

At duty with 21st Battalion from hospital


Aug 14, 1917

Detached to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Seaford as an Exchanged Officer and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion


Dec 6, 1917

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to 21st Battalion


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from England


Mar 10, 1918

Granted 14 day’s leave


Mar 26, 1918

Rejoined battalion from leave


May 19, 1918

Granted 14 day’s leave


May 23, 1918

Granted extension of leave until June 2, 1918 by the AG (Adjutant General) Canadians to attend to private affairs


Jun 4, 1918

Rejoined battalion from leave


Jun 10, 1918

Promoted to be Temp Major


Oct 11, 1918

Wounded, but remained at duty


Oct 12, 1918

Reported to be slightly wounded but remained at duty


Oct 14, 1918

Admitted to No 4 CFA with a slight GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to the scalp.  Treated and discharged to duty


Nov 10, 1918

Granted 14 day’s leave


Dec 2, 1918

Rejoined battalion from leave


Mar 8, 1919

Awarded the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) LG #31219



Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at CCC Witley pending return to Canada


Apr 20, 1919

Medical Board at Witley 

Ø      Tattoo on right arm of a stork (not noted on attestation)

Ø      Poor vision due to Myopic Astigmatism from childhood

Ø      Previous shrapnel and gun shot wounds noted


May 13, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada)


May 13, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia for Canada



May 31, 1919

SOS the CEF on Demobilization.  Proposed address on discharge – King Street, Kingston Ontario


Jul 11, 1919

Mentioned in Despatches LG #31448



Oct 1, 1919

Attested into the PPCLI Permanent Force in MD No 2 and given rank of Captain 

Ø      Next of Kin given as wife, Mrs Grace Mildred Bowerbank of 223 King Street, Kingston Ontario

Ø      He was noted as being paid on October 31 and November 15, 1919


Nov 15, 1919

Resigned his Commission as per PPCLI Daily Order 200


May 18, 1951




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