Ernest William Buckerfield, MM

Ernest is on left, with his brother Russell seated on right



May 17, 1893

Born at Parry Sound Ontario


Mar 26, 1917

Attested into the No 2 Army Service Corps Depot at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 2003643

Ø      Next of kin given as Emily Buckerfield (mother), of Parry Sound Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Apr 14, 1917

Transferred to CASC at MD #2 (Military District) at Toronto Ontario


Jun 22, 1917

Embarked the SS Justicia at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 4, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and is TOS (Taken On Strength) the CASCRD (Canadian Army Service Corps Regimental Depot) at Shorncliffe


Aug 15, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Oct 26, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 27, 1917

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS 21st Battalion


Oct 30, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


Nov 11, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Camblain L’Abbe France, re-equipping and carrying out training exercises and was assigned to "A" Company


Apr 25, 1918

Promoted to rank of Cpl and was part of “A” Company Machine Gun Section


Aug 28, 1918

Admitted to No 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a shrapnel wound to big toe on right foot, transferred same day to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Aug 29, 1918

Transferred via No 23 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 12 Stationary Hospital


Sep 1, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


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

Admitted to the Auxiliary Military Hospital at Tranmere Birkenhead England


Sep 2, 1918

Admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, Fazakerley Liverpool England


Oct 4, 1918

Transferred to Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital, at Bexhill


Nov 1, 1918

Discharged from hospital and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Dec 13, 1918

Placed On Command to Kinmel Park at Witley pending return to Canada


Dec 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Carmania at Liverpool



Dec 22, 1918

TOS No 2 DD (District Depot) at Toronto Ontario


Dec 30, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Toronto Ontario 

Posted to MD #2 Casualty Company at Exhibition Camp


Jan 2, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence to January 20, 1919


Jan 25, 1919

Discharged at Toronto Ontario 

Proposed residence on discharge – Parry Sound Ontario


Feb 11, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31173



Nov 29, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Isabella St., Parry Sound Ontario


Aug 28, 1969

Deceased at Parry Sound Ontario

Hillcrest Cemetery
Parry Sound

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