Samuel Caddick

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Apr 25, 1895

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Mar 30, 1907

Embarked the SS Sicilian in Glasgow, Scotland as part of a group of Home Children under the care of the Quarrier Home.

Apr 12, 1907

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to the Quarrier Home for destitute children in Brockville, Ontario.

This home was operated by Mr. William Quarrier from Scotland and was later renamed the Fairknowe Home.


Below are 2 photos of the Fairknowe Home, on the left as it was in 1911 and on the right as it stood in 2011



Oct 20, 1914

Volunteered for service with the PWOR (Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles) at the armouries in Kingston, Ontario.  He was assigned the Regimental Number 2033, but on the same day decided to volunteer with the 21st Battalion.

Attested into the 21st Battalion

Ø      Number 59128 (temporary number 160)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Weir (sister), Gananoque, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Stated that he was a current member of the 14th Regiment, PWOR

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “A” Company


Mar 14, 1915

Sentenced to 10 days Detention.  The offence prompting this is not recorded in the file.


Mar 22, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days Detention and forfeiture of 3 days pay.  The offence prompting this is not recorded in the file.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent for further training.


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 15, 1915

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with an infected middle ear and transferred to the No. 2 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).  The diagnosis was then changed to read Otitis Media, an ear infection.


Dec 16, 1915

Transferred via No. 16 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 8 British Red Cross Hospital at Le Touquet (also known as Paris-Plage).


Dec 23, 1915

Discharged to the No. 8 Convalescent Hospital.


Jan 6, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Base Depot in Etaples.


Jan 8, 1916

Admitted to the No. 2 General Hospital at Le Havre with his recurring ear problems.


Jan 9, 1916

Transferred to No. 6 Stationary Hospital.


Jan 12, 1916

Discharged from hospital to the Base Camp.


Jan 13, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the No. 3 General Base Depot.


Jan 15, 1916

Left the base depot to join his battalion.


Jan 18, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in Brigade Reserve in Ridgewood.


Dec 8, 1916

Granted 10 days leave.


Dec 26, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave.


Jan 14, 1917

Attached to the 2nd Division Engineers for duty.


Feb 26, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from duty with the engineers.


Dec 26, 1917

Granted 14 days leave.


Jan 9, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal to replace L/Cpl Barney, 634162, who had reverted to the rank of Pte.


Jan 10, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave.


Mar 17, 1918

Proceeded on course (course type not recorded).


Apr 28, 1918

Admitted to the No 6 CFA for first aid for a shrapnel wound to his left hand and side received during an artillery barrage near the village of Neuville-Vitasse.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 29 CCS for additional treatment.


Apr 29, 1918

Transferred via the No. 27 AT (Ambulance Train).


Apr 30, 1918

Admitted to the No. 16 USA General Hospital at Le Treport.


May 23, 1918

Discharged from hospital and proceeded to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples.


Jun 26, 1918

Medical Board classified him as B2, that is being suitable for non-combat duty in England or France.  He was subsequently transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool.


Aug 6, 1918

Attached to the No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital for duty.


Sep 9, 1918

Returned to the CIBD in Etaples as unsuitable for employment with the stationary hospital.


Sep 27, 1918

Attached to the Canadian Veterinary Hospital in Le Havre for duty.


Nov 5, 1918

Returned to the CIBD in Etaples as unsuitable for employment at the veterinary hospital.


Nov 23, 1918

Returned to England and posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Witley.


Dec 1, 1918

He was granted permission to marry and on this date his next of kin was changed to read Mrs. Rose Ellen Caddick (wife).


May 20, 1919

Placed On Command to the 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton.


Jul 28, 1919

Along with his wife, he embarked the SS Adriatic in Liverpool


Aug 4, 1919

Both he and his wife disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was TOS (Taken On Strength) the Halifax Depot Clearing Services Command.


Aug 7, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ø      Rank on discharge Corporal

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 396604

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge General Post Office in Kingston, Ontario


Apr 16, 1921

On this and a subsequent date, the British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at Sulphide, Ontario.  The rank shown on the medals card is shown as Lance Corporal.


Dec 18, 1961

Died in Odessa, Ontario.


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