Russell Edmund "Bugs" Butterill

Nov 23, 1893

Born in Mountain Grove, Ontario to Joseph and Ann Amelia (nee McKeever) Butterill


Mar 8, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59125 (temporary number 1267)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. Joseph Butterill, father, Glenvale, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

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


May 18, 1915

Posted to “C” Company Transport Section




Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Oct 4, 1916

Attached to the Division Mule Train Fatigue for duty in Albert, France


Oct 15, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from fatigue duty


Jan 26, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 9, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 12, 1917

Admitted to the No. 11 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Nov 15, 1917

Transferred to the No. 12 Canadian Field Ambulance


Nov 16, 1917

Transferred to the No. 98 Field Ambulance


Nov 17, 1917

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Dec 21, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 9, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Sep 19, 1918

Admitted to the No. 13, Canadian Field Ambulance with an accidentally sprained ankle.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Sep 21, 1918

Transferred via the No. 23 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 23 Australian General Hospital


Sep 26, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Oct 8, 1918

Transferred to the Ravenscroft Hospital


Nov 15, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Nov 29, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 27, 1918

Attached to Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic in Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jan 20, 1919

Taken On Strength the Casualty Company, Military District #3, Kingston


Jan 21, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence until February 3, 1919


Feb 11, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War service badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him c/o the Bath Road Post Office, Kingston




Feb 15, 1940

Canadian Voter’s list shows him living on Bath Road, Kingston Township


Nov 26, 1952

Russell Edmund Butterill died in Kingston, Ontario and was interred in the Cataraqui Cemetery there along with his parents



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