Henry Kenry Cambridge



Sep 15, 1868

Born in Portsmouth, Ontario 

Henry Cambridge appears on pay lists below as attending summer camps for the noted regiments 

1884 with the Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles

12 days as a member of the Bugle Band 

1885 with the 47th Frontenac Regiment

12 days

1887 with 47th Frontenac Regiment

12 days


1898 with the 4th Hussars

12 days


Jul 12, 1909

Enlisted in the PAMC (Permanent Army Medical Corps) in Kingston, Ontario


Feb 19, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 1251

o       As will be noted below, he did not remain with the battalion and therefore did not receive a 59xxx series number

Ø      Next of kin given as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cambridge, wife, 150 Ordnance St., Kingston

o       I believe the address should read 156 Ordnance St.

Ø      Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø      Previous military experience given as 6 years with the PAMC

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area 

It is noted that he continued to be paid by the PAMC and the battalion’s Part II Orders show him as being a member of the AMC (Army Medical Corps) 

Henry Cambridge is listed in the book Kingston’s Own, by Brig-Gen W. Patterson as receiving the Long Service Medal in 1915


May1, 1915

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion as Medically Unfit and noted as becoming Batman to Lieut Col Duff PAMC. 

TOS No. 3 Detachment PAMC and his service number was changed to read 170


Jun 11, 1918

Admitted to the Ongwanada Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Broncho Pneumonia


Jun 19, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jul 9, 1918

Medical board held in the Kingston Armouries notes 

Ø      Man complains of hacking cough aggravated by damp and cold

Ø      At night he must sit up in bed or stand up in order to catch his breath

Ø      His chest gets extremely sore from coughing

Ø      Recommended medical category “E” meaning that he was unfit for military service, and unlikely to become fit within 6 months

Ø      Recommended for discharge


Sep 24, 1919

There is no document in the service file to indicate the date that he was discharged.  However there is a form on this date indicating that he received the War Service Gratuity of 70 cents per day for 92 days with a cheque dated August 19, 1919


May 21, 1935

His wife, Elizabeth, died of Lobar Pneumonia in Kingston and was buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston 

The 1935 Voter’s List shows Henry and Elizabeth living at 156 Ordnance St., Kingston and lists his occupation as Labourer 

I could not determine a date of death for Henry Cambridge, however I did discover that he is buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery, section P-Q 


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