Lee Casselman, MM



Feb 11, 1894

Born at Williamsburg Ontario (from his birth registration)


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59147 (temporary number 504)

Ø      Next of kin given as Oscar Casselman (father) of Williamsburg Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

o       Later recorded as Railway Brakeman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 59th Stormont & Glengarry Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Lutheran

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company 

He gave his birth date on Attestation as February 11, 1893


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Aug 7, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl to replace L/Cpl Meeks 59649 who was promoted


Sep 15, 1916

Received shrapnel wounds to both arms and chest and admitted to CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) where shrapnel balls and fragments were removed


Sep 18, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel


Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Sep 19, 1916

Admitted to No 1 Southern General Hospital at Birmingham



Oct 11, 1916

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #29780


Mar 11, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Jun 28, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bearwood, Wokingham


Jul 6, 1917

Transferred to Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jul 13, 1917

Discharged from hospital and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jul 28, 1917

TOS EORD at Seaford


Aug 28, 1917

Placed On Command to 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) pending return to Canada


Sep 13, 1917

Embarked the SS Justicia at Liverpool



Sep 25, 1917

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Kingston Ontario


Oct 5, 1917

Admitted to Queen’s Military Hospital Kingston as an Out Patient


Nov 19, 1917

Transferred to Belleville Ontario Military Hospital


Nov 23, 1917

Transferred to Euclid Hall Orthopedic Hospital in Toronto Ontario


Dec 20, 1917

Returned to Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston, as an Out Patient


Jan 29, 1918

Operation for a tendon transplant performed


Mar 22, 1918

Medical Board at Queen’s Military Hospital at Kingston records his disability at 50%, but suggests that it will gradually decrease. 

Recommend that he be discharged from the CEF as Medically Unfit, and that his condition is due to service.  The Board also recommended that his condition be re-examined in 12 months


Apr 15, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Intended residence on discharge – Williamsburg Ontario


Jan 7, 1919

Married to Margaret Barkley at Morrisburg Ontario


Apr 16, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Williamsburg Ontario


Jun 9, 1964

Died at Williamsburg Ontario 

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