Victor Lewis Bushie


Mar 29, 1894

Born in Kingston, Ontario to Robert and Adelaide (nee Spooner) Bushie


Mar 20, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59122 (temporary number 1304)

Ø      Next of kin given as Robert Bushie, father, 35 Argyle St., Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Machinist Helper

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company 

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


Mar 31, 1915

Admitted to the Kingston General Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Pneumonia


Apr 30, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital and placed on Light Duties for 1 month


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


May 18, 1915

Transferred to “C” Company from the Depot Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Oct 15, 1915

Awarded 5 days Field Punishment No. 2 for being absent from the 1.45 pm parade in La Clytte.  This was a serious offence in that the battalion was parading to move to the front and relieve the 20th Battalion in the front line trenches.


Nov 22, 1915

Admitted to the No. 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station0 with a diagnosis that reads Cellulitis (a bacterial infection) and transferred to the No. 23 General Hospital, Etaples


Nov 26, 1915

The diagnosis was changed to read ICT (Inter-Connective Tissue) infection of the left arm.  He was invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpin

On arrival in England he was admitted to the Bevan Hospital, Sandgate

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion while in hospital


Dec 5, 1915

Transferred to the Red Cross Hospital, Ashford

Dec 14, 1915

Discharged to duty


Feb 2, 1916

Sentenced to 2 days Detention for misconduct


Feb 3, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 5, 1916

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


Feb 7, 1916

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment for being drunk and late for parade


Feb 15, 1916

Left the CBD to join the battalion


Feb 17, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the N & O trenches near Ridgewood


Mar 7, 1916

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Hemorrhoids.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 8 CCS (Canadian Casualty Clearing Station) then transferred via an ambulance train to the No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne


Mar 10, 1916

Surgery performed to remove his hemorrhoids


Mar 24, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. David

On arrival in England he was admitted to the Reading War Hospital and the diagnosis is changed to read Prolapse of the Anus

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


May 10, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


May 13, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 22, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Depot and admitted to the Convalescent Hospital in Bath pending return to Canada’


Jun 3, 1916

Embarked the SS Missanabie in Liverpool


Jun 11, 1916

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Jun 16, 1916

Admitted to the Canadian Military Convalescent Hospital, Toronto


Sep 7, 1916

Married to Hilda Ellis in Toronto, Ontario


Oct 19, 1916

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number not recorded

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 78 Givens St., Toronto, Ontario

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 17 Seaforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario


Sep 1, 1929

Victor and Hilda lost a baby due to premature birth at the Toronto East General Hospital


Jul 2, 1943

Died at the Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario as a result of a heart attack.  His address was given as 132 Courcelette Rd., Toronto and was buried in St. John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto


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