Edward Henry Bostock Cambridge

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Apr 18, 1892

Born in Bristol, England.


Mar 23, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59131 (temporary number 1307)

Ø      Next of kin given as William Cambridge, father, 139 Seneca St., Fairbank, Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Teamster

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company 

Prior to enlistment he was employed at the Miller & Sons, Greenhouse, Lauder Ave., Toronto, Ontario.


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.


Jun 9, 1915

While on fatigue duty, he injured his foot and was admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital with a broken toe and a cast was applied.


Jun 20, 1915

Transferred to the Monks Horton Canadian Convalescent Hospital for rehabilitation.


Jul 31, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital.


Aug 28, 1915

Transferred from the Depot Company to “A” Company.


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Jan 11, 1916

While in the front line N & O trenches, Private Cambridge received a gun shot wound in his left thigh and was first sent to a No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance), then to No. 2 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment.


Jan 12, 1916

Transferred to the St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital in Etaples and listed as dangerously ill.


Jan 23, 1916

Private Cambridge died of his wounds in the St. John’s Ambulance Hospital and was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery.

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, William Cambridge, 139 Seneca St., Fairbank, Toronto, Ontario. 

There was no Memorial Cross issued.


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