Alan Douglas "Doug" Carey

Nov 20, 1893

Born in Herne, England to Alfred and Emily (nee George) Carey


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59137 (temporary number 734)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. A Carey, Legrain St., Martock, Somerset, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Rubber Worker at Bowmanville, Ontario

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

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 7, 1915

Admitted to the ship’s infirmary with a diagnosis that reads Tonsillitis


May 9, 1915

Diagnosis was changed to read Lobar Pneumonia


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and admitted directly to the Devonport Military Hospital


Jun 5, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 14, 1915

Transferred to the Depot Company and remained at West Sandling while the 21st Battalion embarked for France


Sep 25, 1915

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


Nov 2, 1915

Transferred to the CAPC (Canadian Army Pay Corps) in Shorncliffe


Nov 5, 1915

Transferred to the COC (Canadian Ordnance Corps) in Ashford


Dec 15, 1915

Attached to the 48th Battalion for rations


Feb 17, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Postal Corps in Shorncliffe


Jul 29, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant without pay


Nov 24, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Pay Corps Details in Shorncliffe


Sep 18, 1917

Granted permission to marry and subsequently married Edith Roberts, 7 Dover St., Folkestone, England


Nov 1, 1917

To receive pay of Acting Sergeant


Jun 10, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant with pay


Dec 9, 1918

Attached to the Canadian Army Pay Corps Details in Rhyl


Feb 18, 1919

Granted leave until February 26, 1919 with free transportation


Jun 2, 1919

Transferred to the Canadian Army Pay Corps Depot


Jun 4, 1919

Transferred to “H”” Wing in Rhyl


Aug 18, 1919

Transferred to “R” Wing in Rhyl


Aug 27, 1919

Transferred to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Oct 4, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic in Liverpool



Oct 11, 1919

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


Oct 14, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Staff Sergeant

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge PO Box 445, New Toronto, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal Was sent to him at PO Box 445, New Toronto, Ontario


Apr 25, 1934

Alan Douglas Carey died while a patient in the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario


From the August issue of the Communiqué



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